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Mao Zedong

Mao’s ‘Nuclear Mass Extinction Speech’ Aired on Chinese TV

March 5, 2013, 4:46 pm

A documentary on Chinese television has undermined the image of Chairman Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China.

Breaking a Vase to Hit a Rat: Bo Xilai’s Trial

February 26, 2013, 10:24 am

The disgraced former Politburo member Bo Xilai is due to stand trial sometime soon, although his trial has been delayed for some time. The delay bespeaks of the problems that [...]

Political Campaign in China Threatens to Undo Its Makers

February 20, 2013, 10:44 pm

In modern China under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese have suffered through several political campaigns. The most recent of these, the attempt to [...]

Hunting but Not Catching Corruption’s ‘Tigers’ in China

February 5, 2013, 2:24 pm

At the meeting of the CCP’s disciplinary organ, new Party head Xi Jinping announced a bold a new anti-corruption campaign. This has caused much discussion, but one can’t [...]

Xi’s Style: China’s New Schizophrenic Leadership

January 14, 2013, 3:15 pm

The new boss is now in charge in China, and with good reason people expect to see Xi Jinping’s leadership produce some changes. Xi talks big about dreams for China and [...]

MP Calls Out Own Party Over Bethune Memorial

July 18, 2012, 11:00 pm

A Tory MP is criticizing his own government for spending $2.5 million on a memorial centre for Canadian physician and communist supporter Norman Bethune.

Chinese Economist Awarded for Ideas That Whittle Party’s Power

May 7, 2012, 10:08 pm

WASHINGTON—A Chinese economist who has for decades fought for free market ideas in the communist state had his life’s work rewarded on the night of May 4, winning a prize [...]

Indian Maoists Kill 15 Police in Mine Attack

March 27, 2012, 5:02 pm

Extreme-left Maoist rebels killed at least 15 Indian paramilitary police officers on Tuesday after the rebels detonated a landmine that blew up the officers’ vehicle

Bo Xilai’s Conspiracy Is Just the Beginning

March 7, 2012, 12:45 am

The spectacle of Wang Lijun attempting to defect has fascinated people in and out of China because it opens a window on the power struggles threatening the Chinese Communist Party.

Wild Abalones Harvested for Banquet with Nixon

December 11, 2011, 7:00 pm

Although China under Mao Zedong’s rule was a poor and weak country, then-Premier Zhou Enlai chose to serve wild abalones at a state banquet for Richard Nixon in 1972.


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Asia Week NY Spring 2013