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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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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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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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 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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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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