Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

Jan 10, 2017

Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

A Chinese professor has been fired after enraging leftists with an online criticism of Chairman Mao Zedong on what would have been on the leader’s 123rd birthday. Mao, who died on Dec. 9, 1976, is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party as ...

Xi Jinping is no Mao Zedong

Aug 8, 2016

Xi Jinping is no Mao Zedong

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Much of the world is watching Chinese President Xi Jinping with suspicion as he re-centralizes authority and pursues a radical anti-corruption campaign that many think is a fig leaf for a political purge.

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 ...