Mao

  • Don't copy us, Mao had told Indian Maoists 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Mao Zedong may have clandestinely backed the Naxalite movement but the Chinese revolutionary leader told Indian Maoists in the late 1960s not to blindly copy the tactics that brought him to power. Mao Zedong's advice was given to a four-member delegation of Maoists when they met him and Zhou...
  • 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...
  • Shantigopal Pal, legendary Bengali yatra artist, dies November 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Shantigopal Pal, the Bengali yatra artist who is a part of the Bengali folklore, breathed his last on Monday morning at his Baranagar residence in Kolkata. He was 86 years old. Shantigopal, in a career spanning almost six decades, had played the roles of personalities such as Vladimir Lenin,...
  • Yuki-Divij pair make shock exit from Nanjing event October 18, 2012

    Nanjing (China): The top-seeded Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan crashed out of the men's doubles event of the Asia-Pacific Australian Open wild card play-off tournament after suffering an upset straight set defeat, here on Thursday. Yuki and left-handed Divij lost 6-7, 4-6 to local pair of Mao-Xin Gong...
  • 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...
  • Mao's Great Famine: Dikotter does a Jasper Becker October 17, 2011

    In spite of the commendable attempt and raving reviews all over western media, the claims made by Frank Dikotter in his book, Mao's Great Famine, do not rise above the levels of sensationalism. Dikotter's study largely bases itself on facts and figures compiled from local Communist Party archives and offices....
  • Third World icon or crazed despot? October 12, 2011

    The four years of the Great Leap Forward (GLP, 1958-62), where Chairman Mao Zedong’s ambitious plan was to catch up with the UK and other advanced economies, is the subject of endless debate, and now of two books, which examine Mao’s regime, referring to this period as one where “China...
  • China gears up to avert Soviet-style collapse June 21, 2011

    Jinggangshan: Bracing for key leadership changes, China's 80-million strong Communist Party is getting ready for yet another long-haul with an ideological makeover to avert a Soviet Union-style collapse which spelled doom for communism worldwide. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is going through the phase of...
  • Mao, Bismarck, Caravaggio books contest UK prize June 15, 2011

    London: Books on the lives and times of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, German-Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck and Italian artist and renegade Caravaggio are in the running for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Also on the six-strong shortlist for the annual award are works about American loyalists who left the...
  • 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...
  • Mao's home zone puts sex on Internet November 22, 2006

    Beijing: A school in Mao Zedong's home province, slower than most to adopt reforms that have now swept the country, has launched its first sex education website to stop children feeling embarrassed by the subject. The service was set up by the No. 15 Middle School in the provincial capital Changsha...
  • 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...
  • Move over Mao, is that the mantra? September 9, 2006

    New Delhi / Beijing: Saturday is the 30th death anniversary of Mao Zedong, who founded the People's Republic of China in 1949. But even in death Mao has his eye on China. His image looms large in a nation he ruled for more than a quarter century. He is the...