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 ...

Aug 15, 2013

To normalize ties, Mao turned to war criminal

In 1956 and 1957, the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong wanted a Japanese Class-A war criminal who remained an influential figure in the postwar era to visit China in an apparent effort to normalize diplomatic ties with Japan, according to recently disclosed diplomatic documents. ...

| Aug 14, 2013

Aging Chinese apologize for past wrongs

As a teenager radicalized by China’s Cultural Revolution, Zhang Hongbing denounced his mother to the authorities. Two months later a firing squad shot her dead. Now, after more than 40 years of mounting guilt, Zhang has ruffled the silence that cloaks China’s decade of ...