Deng Xiaoping

April 13, 2013No Comments

What was cropped out of this photo of Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher?

A spittoon! Into which Deng, then the paramount leader of China, expectorated loudly while expressing his firm stance on Hong Kong’s return to China in early 1980s. Her tripping down the steps in front of the Great Hall of the People is also a memento to Chinese.

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November 8, 2012One Comment

Weibo highlights: Chinese President Hu Jintao on political reform during 18th Party Congress

During his speech at the opening session of the 18th National Party Congress of the Communist Party of China, Chinese President Hu Jintao said, “In over 30 years of continuous and consistent exploration since the Reform and Opening Up, we have been unswervingly holding high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Neither will [...]

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July 17, 20129 Comments

Hong Kong youth’s protest over patriotic education causes a stir among netizens

A compilation of pictures showing Hong Kong students’ growing discontent with being brainwashed with Pro-Communist rhetoric resonates deeply with Chinese netizens. It was shared by over 2,600 Weibo users and received hundreds of user comments. The pictures are screenshots of a television report uploaded by Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based media group, onto YouTube. The [...]

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April 27, 2012One Comment

Vancl T-Shirts featuring quotes of Chinese PM Wen Jiabao get confiscated

A Chinese company was penalized for selling politically themed T-shirts and using the images of Chinese leaders over violation of the country’s advertising law. Vancl, an online clothing retailer, advertised on its official website its latest two T-shirts lines that were inspired by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. Even though [...]

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October 11, 20115 Comments

Photos: Chinese village splurges on knockoff and superlative architecture

From Caixin and China News Huaxi Village, a formerly unknown and poor village in Jiangsu province on China’s east coast, skyrocketed into wealth since China’s economic reform in the late 1970s, and is constantly referred to as China’s most affluent village. It is said that each village has an average amount of $250,000 in the [...]

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April 28, 20113 Comments

Centennial celebration of Tsinghua University turns arena of politics, meets criticism from and controversy over its alumni

Last Sunday, Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institution for higher education, celebrated its 100th birthday. Tsinghua University is famous even around the global as a factory for engineers and scientists, many of whom head directly towards the United States after graduation. Often called “the MIT of China,” Tsinghua ranked the first on the [...]

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