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  • Giant statue for Chairman Mao

    BEIJING: A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong has been erected in open countryside by a group of capitalists at a cost of 3 million yuan ($460,000), reports said...

    Despite being blamed for millions of deaths, Mao is still widely revered in China, where the Communist leadership tightly controls public discussion of history and seeks to use his legacy to shore up its support...

  • A dish for Chairman Mao

    One of the dishes she prepared was Chairman Mao’s red-braised meat, and the recipe is in Ms Dunlop’s splendid Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province...

    Apparently Mao loved the dish, and it was served frequently to him by his Hunanese chefs...

  • Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution, tightens grip on China

    BEIJING: Xi Jinping was elevated to the pantheon of China’s most powerful leaders on Tuesday as his name was enshrined in the Communist Party constitution alongside Chairman Mao...

    Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong, and the architect of its market reforms, Deng Xiaoping, are the only other Chinese leaders to have their names in the constitution — and only Mao was alive when his was included...

  • Warhol’s Mao portrait fetches $12.7m in HK auction

    HONG KONG: A classic Andy Warhol portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong fetched $12...

    The sale of the 1973 screen print by the legendary US pop artist attracted plenty of attention before going under the hammer in the semi-autonomous city owing to sensitivity about any use of Mao’s image in China...

  • No tears for Mao: 1976 death an imperial fall

    BEIJING: The death of Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong 40 years ago this week was akin to the demise of an emperor and helped pave the way for the modern nation, says one of the few Westerners in Beijing at the time...

    Ragnar Baldursson, a young Marxist from Iceland, was a student in Beijing in September, 1976 when, after a year of upheavals, authorities announced the unthinkable — Mao was dead...

  • Live long and endure: how Mao’s body was preserved

    BEIJING: Days after Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong died 40 years ago the problem of what to do with his corpse was becoming increasingly heated — literally...

    Mao himself had requested cremation, but powerful officials including his mercurial widow Jiang Qing decided he would join the likes of Vladimir Lenin and Ho Chi Minh in being embalmed and put on display...

  • Mao-made mayhem

    The Economist has recently cited a secret circular approved by Mao declaring war on “representatives of the bourgeoisie” who had “sneaked into the Communist Party, the government, the army and various spheres of life”...

    In this period, Mao was elevated to god-like status, with 350 million copies of his collected thoughts published in the ‘Little Red Book’...

  • Lecturer’s suicide: MAO principal removed

    LAHORE: The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) on Monday removed principal of MAO College from the post following an inquiry that found him guilty of showing negligence in a matter of sexual harassment allegations against a lecturer who committed suicide...

    The deceased kept demanding the clearance certificate from the principal and the chairman of the anti-harassment committee but he was not entertained...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia's poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves...

    “In Myanmar, we can't afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, a teacher and tech entrepreneur taking virtual reality into the classroom
  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    “The ban has been imposed for five days and it was done on instructions of an inter-ministerial committee, who took cognisance of an incorrect map of India in which the channel showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity...

    The Indian government in 2011 ordered The Economist magazine to cover up a map of disputed borders in Kashmir...

  • More than lines on a map

    Isn’t it time for GHQ to pause and ask itself how it can tell one group apart from the other when each is committed to the enforcement of the narrowest, most obscurantist, and often divisive view of religion?If the CPEC is going to be more than mere red, blue or whatever coloured lines on a map, the fight against terror will have to be fought in tandem on many fronts by all state institutions and every citizen...

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