Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Mao Zedong


Rescuing China’s muzzled past, one footnote at a time

July 26, 2021 12:27 pm

“Through the Storm,” a two-volume Chinese-language book buttressed with 2,421 footnotes, stands out all the more these days when Chinese authorities are determined to erase the darkest chapters of the party’s history.

An Expert Explains: Triumph of the Party-state

July 06, 2021 7:19 am

The story of the Chinese Communist Party, which turned 100 this month, is a testimony to its ability to survive, adapt, and stay in power. What are the landmarks in its journey from humble beginnings to ruling a global superpower?

45 years on, Mao is still the iconic symbol of communist-controlled China

July 01, 2021 5:43 pm

Mao’s legacy also extended far beyond the borders of China, shaping everything from the course of the Cold War to American pop art.

The link between great power and great suffering — from Mao’s China to Modi’s India

May 06, 2021 8:50 am

Mao was unmoved by the mass suffering caused by The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution because, for him, it was superseded by national glory. Something similar is playing out in India

Up, Close and Personal

October 30, 2018 12:01 am

Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard’s photographs of Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Zedong present them in unprompted moments before they became world icons, and tell stories of nationalism and resistance.

China widens personality cult around 'unrivaled helmsman' Xi Jinping

November 22, 2017 7:35 am

Wang Jianlin, head of real estate and leisure conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, was quoted by a Beijing newspaper as saying that he was "overwhelmed by emotions'' listening to Xi's speech at the party congress.

China unveils new leadership line-up with no clear successor to Xi Jinping

October 26, 2017 12:58 am

Xi and Premier Li Keqiang were the only members of the previous PSC to retain their posts while all the new appointees are aged above 60.

Women fail to crack China's glass ceiling as party picks new leaders

October 25, 2017 4:06 pm

In the new Politburo, only one of its 25 members is a woman -- Sun Chunlan, head of the party body charged with outreach to non-Communists. It is her second term and she is likely to retire in five years.

Mao's 36 metre-high gold-painted statue comes up in China village

January 06, 2016 12:59 pm

The 36 metre-high statute made up of concrete and steel has been installed in an open countryside in Tongxu county near Kaifeng in the central Henan province by farmers and local entrepreneurs who funded its construction.

Chinese man jailed for splashing ink on Mao Zedong portrait

April 22, 2015 4:43 pm

Evidence of the ink attack was quickly cleaned up, and order was rapidly restored on the square.