Mao Zedong

China kicks off parliament season to ratify move to remove term limit for Xi Jinping

China kicks off parliament season to ratify move to remove term limit for Xi Jinping

The Chinese constitution, which has been in effect since 1982, prohibits more than two terms for the president and the vice-president.

Mar 02, 2018, 20:00 PM IST
In China's power circle, it's a man's world at the top

In China's power circle, it's a man's world at the top

When Xi Jinping warned against "pleasure seeking" in a stern message to the Communist Party congress last week, the audience included few women and some notable absentees -- officials ousted by graft scandals involving illicit affairs.

Oct 23, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

Chinese professor sacked after criticising Mao online

A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticised Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in an commentary he posted online that enraged leftists.

Jan 10, 2017, 14:36 PM IST
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asks govt to follow Xi Jinping as 'core leader'

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asks govt to follow Xi Jinping as 'core leader'

Li asked the official departments to strictly follow the Party's political discipline and regulations, improve supervision, resist corruption and withstand risks.

Oct 29, 2016, 18:01 PM IST
Xi Jinping now becomes China's most powerful; enjoys status like Mao Zedong

Xi Jinping now becomes China's most powerful; enjoys status like Mao Zedong

A key meeting of the CPC has called on all its members to "closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core.

Oct 27, 2016, 18:23 PM IST
China needs another Mao, Xi fits the bill: Official media

China needs another Mao, Xi fits the bill: Official media

Analysts said the call to make Xi a strongman leader was an attempt to raise Xi's status to the equivalent of "Great Leader".

Oct 23, 2016, 17:49 PM IST

Hong Kong leader calls for unity with China as protesters gather

Hong Kong`s leader called on the city to unite behind its current political system Saturday in the face of increasing calls for independence from China, as protesters were bundled from the auditorium where he was speaking.

Oct 01, 2016, 07:34 AM IST

China marks Mao Zedong anniversary, but President Xi Jinping makes no mention

Chinese state media on Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, with articles praising him, but President Xi Jinping visited a school and did not mention the day.

Sep 09, 2016, 19:09 PM IST
Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea "island"

Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea "island"

Five Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Taiwan`s sole holding in the South China Sea on Wednesday in protest against a court ruling that deems it a rock rather than an island, limiting its rights to surrounding resource-rich waters.

Jul 20, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

Five questions about China`s Cultural Revolution

An entire generation of China`s "sent down youth" largely missed out on formal education. 

May 12, 2016, 11:34 AM IST
China ties on the line as Taiwan votes for new president

China ties on the line as Taiwan votes for new president

Taiwan looks set on Saturday to elect an independence-leaning opposition leader as its first woman president who could usher in a new round of uncertainty with China, the massive neighbour that claims the self-ruled island as its sacred territory.

Jan 16, 2016, 11:29 AM IST
Here's why China destroyed Mao's giant gold-painted statue worth 4.6 lakh dollars

Here's why China destroyed Mao's giant gold-painted statue worth 4.6 lakh dollars

A giant gold-painted statue of China's Communist Party founder Chairman Mao Zedong has been suddenly demolished, apparently for lacking government approval, days after his supporters installed it at a cost of whopping USD 4.6 lakh.

Jan 09, 2016, 00:44 AM IST

Mao Zedong`s letter to UK politician sells for £600,000

In the letter, typed in English and signed by Mao, the founder of Communist China asks Clement Attlee, Labour leader, to lend the support of his party to "any measures of practical assistance".

Dec 16, 2015, 04:17 AM IST
'Xi Jinping resigns': 4 Chinese scribes suspended for typo in President's story

'Xi Jinping resigns': 4 Chinese scribes suspended for typo in President's story

The error came in a Friday story about a speech Xi gave during a China-Africa summit in Johannesburg last week.

Dec 07, 2015, 19:02 PM IST

Mao Zedong`s chief bodyguard dies aged 99: Report

The chief bodyguard of Communist China`s founding father Mao Zedong and a key figure in the ousting of the Gang of the Four died Friday aged 99, state media reported.

Aug 21, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Chinese TV host lands in trouble for making fun of Mao

A popular host of state-run CCTV has been suspended and put under investigation after a video emerged in which he was seen making fun of Mao Zedong, the founder of the ruling Communist Party of China.

Aug 10, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Expelled Chinese general `dishonest` since youth: Media

Chinese media on Friday poured scorn on fallen military leader Guo Boxiong, accusing the "demon" former top general of dishonesty since his youth and his family of selling military posts for cash.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Former Chinese official apologizes for insulting Mao Zedong

 A former Chinese Communist Party official`s apology for insulting revolutionary leader Mao Zedong sparked heated debate on Wednesday as both supporters and detractors hurled insults online.

Jul 01, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

Industrial past haunts vast abandoned Beijing steel plant

Rust, dust and decay pervade a huge and largely abandoned steel plant in China`s capital Beijing, where ghosts of the industrial past linger on, years after the facility was closed.

Jun 18, 2015, 08:58 AM IST

Chinese political enemy given funeral 50 years later

A funeral has finally been held for one of the Chinese Communist party`s early high-profile political targets nearly 50 years after he disappeared, but state-run media said Friday it was not a moment to reevaluate the past.

May 22, 2015, 10:16 AM IST