Giant gold statue of Mao demolished

Jan 8, 2016

Giant gold statue of Mao demolished

A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China’s founding father, Mao Zedong, has suddenly been demolished, apparently for lacking government approval, state media said Friday, days after images of it went viral. Images of the statue of a seated Mao towering some 37 meters (121 ...

Chinese TV host to be punished for insulting Mao in private

Aug 11, 2015

Chinese TV host to be punished for insulting Mao in private

Chinese authorities ordered a state broadcaster to punish a popular TV celebrity for insulting Communist Party founder Mao Zedong at a private dinner, state media reported. Bi Fujian was a talent show host on China Central Television when a video circulated in April showing ...

Apr 22, 2015

Man who defaced Mao picture jailed for 14 months

A man who threw a jar of ink at the imposing portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square has been jailed for 14 months, media said Wednesday. Sun Bing in March last year “defaced” the iconic picture which hangs prominently ...

China's 'little red soldiers' get lessons in loyalty

Feb 10, 2015

China's 'little red soldiers' get lessons in loyalty

Wearing sky-blue army uniforms emblazoned with red stars, they could be communist comrades from China’s civil war. In fact the youngsters are the targets of a modern campaign to win hearts and minds, with the classroom as its battleground. “We are the new generation ...

China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions: study

Jul 30, 2014

China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions: study

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name has graced the pages of the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since founding father Mao Zedong, according to researchers. The report by the University of Hong Kong’s China Media Project comes amid a much-publicized ...