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Chinese official fired after calling Mao a 'devil'

Asia Pacific Jan 17, 2017

Chinese official fired after calling Mao a 'devil'

An official in northern China has been fired after he called the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, a "devil" on social media and called the annual commemoration of Mao's birthday "the world's largest cult activity." Mao, who died on Sept. 9, 1976, is still ...

Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

Asia Pacific 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 the ...

Xi Jinping is no Mao Zedong

Commentary / World Aug 8, 2016

Xi Jinping is no Mao Zedong

by Keyu Jin

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.