A former Japanese Prime Minister criticized figure skating legend Mao Asada for falling in her short program on Wednesday. Yoshiro Mori, the former Japanese Prime Minister who is new chairman for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ organizing committee,...Show More Summary
Liang Hsiao September 8, 1976 [“The working class must exercise leadership in everything.” On July 27, 1968, in response to this great call from Chairman Mao, a Mao Tse-tung Thought Propaganda Team composed of outstanding workers in Peking marched into Tsinghua University, a famous institute of higher learning in China. Following this, other Mao [...]
When you ask people what comes to mind when you mention Andy Warhol, usually the first thoughts are of his pop-art pieces like Campbell Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, and even one of Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong. Warhol was an artist of phenomenal commercial success whose art and life fit the times which he [...]
Chinese money is not very humorous. Nobody pulls out a one hundred yuan note and goes, ha ha ha. Chairman Mao just isn't a laugh riot. That is, unless anime Attack on Titan is involved. Read more...
The reporting on China’s commemoration of the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong all seemed to come from the same angle. Festivities were “understated” (Associated Press). Events were “scaled back” (Reuters). The following headline, which ran on the Fox News website over the AP story, is typical: “China marks Mao’s 120th birthday with low-key celebrations.” The […]
The fascination with and excuse-making for long-gone communist dictators responsible for the murders of millions during their reigns is a long-standing phenomenon. Both CNBC and the New York Times continued that hoary tradition last week. Show More Summary
The celebration of Chair Mao's 120th birthday has seen a return of personality worship in China.
WASHINGTON — Is China losing touch and adoration for their dead modern leader, Mao Zedong? The media has raised this possibility in their coverage of the country’s observance of Mao’s birth 120 years ago. Reuters reported that festivities and celebrations will be much more muted than in years past under the new leadership of President […]
Wang Tong is most well-known for his series 'Mao on the Wall', which documents the images of Chairman Mao that were stenciled on the walls in peasant villages all over China during the Cultural Revolution. He also has created...Show More Summary
China marked the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth with relative restraint in a nod to the balance President Xi Jinping must strike in using the revolutionary leader’s legacy as he pursues market-oriented economic reforms.
SHANGHAI -- Today, China celebrates the 120th birthdate of the founding father of the People's Republic - Chairman Mao Zedong. No one looms larger in the narrative of modern China. As the nation continues its ascendency to reclaim its position as a great power, Mao's legacy is central to its perception in the eyes of the world. Show More Summary
China marked the120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth with relative restraint in a nod to the balance President Xi Jinping must strike in using the revolutionary leader’s legacy as he pursues market-oriented economic reforms.
The day's China news in pictures: a young couple perform a kissing stunt at a contest in Hubei, a retiree in Hefei displays an old picture of him shaking hands with Chairman Mao, protesters in Hong Kong call for the release of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and more.
Celebrations for the 120th anniversary of Chairman Mao's birthday are predicted to be scaled back this year after Xi Jinping told officials that events should be "grand", but "solemn, simple and pragmatic". [ more › ]
The day's China news in pictures: A worker carves a snow sculpture in Harbin, Zhang Ruiqi impersonates Mao Zedong ahead of the 120th anniversary of the late chairman's birth, a villager dresses as Santa Claus in Yunnan and more.
I fail to see how the police and the Crown Prosecution Service rate going to charge anyone over the alleged 'slaves' who have been members of a Maoist cult for the past 30 years or so. Much has been said, initially by the police, ofShow More Summary
Mao Zedong made his 50 kilogram golden debut at a Shenzhen art exhibition on Friday in the form of a statue measuring 80 centimeters tall and costing a cool one billion yuan. The reclining Chairman figure was revealed just in time for Mao's 120th birthday anniversary coming up on December 26, along other generous gifts to the public. [ more › ]
Self-proclaimed Maoists and members of China's New Left have taken to Weibo to criticize Chinese media for their 'gracious treatment' and praise of Nelson Mandela upon the news of his death, saying in comments that Nelson Mandela called himself a student of the Chairman but never amounted to his greatness, according to Global Voices Online. [ more › ]
(Scott Johnson) I still have my old copy of Quotations From Chairman LBJ. The book was inspired by Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse Tung (“the little red book”). Compiled by Jack Shepherd and Christopher Wren and published by Schuster in the annus horribilis of 1968, the book consisted of supposedly laughable quotes uttered by President Johnson. Show More Summary