Mao Zedong

  • China celebrates 120th birthday of Mao Zedong December 26, 2013

    China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but with scaled-back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades of...
  • Mao Zedong considered me his son: Dalai Lama June 24, 2012

    London: Recalling his "very good" relations with Chairman Mao Zedong, the Dalai Lama on Sunday said that he considered him "as a father" and that the late Chinese leader considered him "as a son". The Dalai Lama, who is on a visit to the UK for public talks and appearances, recalled...
  • 'Never thought Mao's biography would be an expose' November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Her book ripped the veil off Mao Zedong's regime and was described as a "bombshell of a devastating work" by the British media. But the biography of China's most well known personality is not the only one that has made writer Jung Chang famous. London-based Chang is the co-author...
  • Hopper's bullet-hole Warhol sells for $ 302,500 January 12, 2011

    New York: An Andy Warhol portrait of Mao Zedong that actor Dennis Hopper shot two bullets through sold for $302,500 at Christie's on Tuesday, more than 10 times its high estimate. The 1972 screenprint from Hopper's art collection is done in hues of mostly blues and greens, including a deep blue...
  • Rahul compares Narendra Modi to Mao Zedong November 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress MP and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has caused a stir with his comments on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi being like Mao Zedong. Rahul. who is on a three-city trip to the state, compared Modi to Mao when speaking about development in the state. "Mao also developed...
  • China red faced over substandard Mao statues June 21, 2010

    Beijing: China, no stranger to product quality scandals, will extend its crackdown to statues of Mao Zedong, the founder of the modern communist state, sold to tourists. Tourists who flock to Mao's birthplace in Shaoshan in central Hunan province have complained that some statues they buy as mementos are substandard, the...
  • FTN: New China's citizens hungry for democracy October 2, 2009

    Sixty years ago on October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China. Celebrations were held on grand scale in China Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the day that Communist China came into existence. In the 60 years of its existence, China has seen some of the...
  • China marks 60 years October 1, 2009

    Beijing: China celebrated its ascendance with a show of goose-stepping troops, gaudy floats and nuclear-capable missiles in the nation's capital on Thursday, 60 years after Mao Zedong proclaimed its embrace of communism. Thousands of troops cleared central Beijing of all passers-by for the anniversary parade for the birth of...
  • Chinese cops bust Mao condoms seller November 8, 2006

    Shanghai: A condom seller has been ordered to shut his shop for displaying his wares without Chinese instructions and in "inappropriate packages", including ones bearing a likeness of Mao Zedong, a state newspaper said. The Industry and Commerce Administration in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, received several...