Mao Zedong

June 11, 20132 Comments

Soul-searching former Red Guard won praises on Weibo

From Takungpao A former Red Guard made a written apology for his evils during the Cultural Revolution last week, the first of its kind in China. Liu Boqin, a man in his 60s, was a second-year student at Jinan No.1 Middle School (equivalent of eighth grade in the U.S.) at the start of the Cultural [...]

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September 16, 20129 Comments

On Weibo, Japanophobic mobsters are far from the majority

By Sunday, September 16, hundreds of thousands of Chinese in 85 cities had participated in the two-day anti-Japanese street protests, according to Japan’s Kyodo News, many of which ended on a hideous note, with properties that are made in Japan or sound Japanese-owned smashed, ransacked and burnt down by mobsters. Photos and footage of the monstrosity on [...]

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August 22, 2012No Comments

Photos: Chinese obsession with mahjong

From NetEase Not long ago, the city of Chengdu held a mahjong competition, which drew more than 300,000 participants from different parts of Sichuan province. As the top choice of pastime for people in the Chinese-speaking world, mahjong enjoys an unimaginably large fan base. Even though Hu Shi (胡适), the renowned Chinese historian and philosopher, [...]

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March 22, 20122 Comments

China cracks down on ‘religious cults’ that target middle class and preach ‘sexual license’

From Yangcheng Evening Post Ever since she suffered a career downfall, Cheng Jing, a white-collar worker in Guangzhou, has become fascinated with all forms of spiritualism and their books and products, including astrology, hypnotism, tarot cards, aromatherapy and meditation, hoping to find spiritual guidance and be healed. In fact, in recent years, the concept of [...]

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February 13, 20122 Comments

World Press Photo winner: The Return of the Native, Mao Zedong Remembered

World Press Photo, a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is known for holding the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. The winners of the 2012 World Press Photo contest in were announced Friday. Three Chinese photographers made the list: LI Yang from China Daily placed the third in Spot News Singles [...]

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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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May 12, 20112 Comments

‘Lust, Caution’ Actress Tang Wei ousted from propaganda film

When actress Tang Wei was invited to join the all-star ensemble cast of the epic propaganda film The Founding of A Party, people might have thought that eventually the state regulator had given her the green light to return to the big screen after she was barred from media attention for her sexually explicit performance in the spy thriller Lust, Caution three years ago.

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April 22, 2011One Comment

Picture of the day: Come-and-go of Confucius

A mammoth sculpture of the ancient philosopher Confucius was unveiled in early January off one side of highly symbolic Tiananmen Square. China watchers and media home and abroad paid much attention to it as it could signal that the authorities is preaching Confucianism. However, Wednesday night, the sculpture was gone. The sudden disappearance once again led to [...]

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April 7, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Mao lookalike surrounded by onlookers

On April 5, a man, who resembles Mao Zedong and was wearing his trademark Mao suit, appeared in Beijing Tiananmen Square.  Curious onlookers surrounded him and took picture with him.

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March 18, 20114 Comments

“Major General genre” – how the Chinese make fun of Mao’s grandson’s senseless talk

Mao Xinyu, Mao Zedong’s grandson. He was recently promoted to Major General in Chinese military, and has a Ph.D in military studies. He frequently appears on TV interviews and was often commended for his charisma and wisdom. People love him. People hail to him. Chinese netizens are fond of praising every single comment he makes. [...]

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March 6, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Mao-Doodles on Chinese bills

Drawings on portraits of Mao Zedong on Chinese one-yuan banknotes

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