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Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital Nanjing

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Nanjing locals still remember when Mao Zedong's Nationalist rivals controlled China from their city, and some hint at dismay over its lost stature

This picture taken on September 4, 2019 shows tourists walking past a portrait of nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen at the Nanjing Chinese modern history museum, which once housed the presidential palace of the Republic of China from 1927 to 1949, in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. The eastern city of Nanjing contains vestiges of China's past that represent an inconvenient truth for the government today: the Chinese world has not always revolved around the Communists and Beijing.  STR / AFP

China arrests student leader for celebrating Mao's birthday

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:27 PM

There are no official events to mark Mao Zedong's 125th birthday

Giant statue for China's Chairman Mao

Jan 05, 2016 - 3:58 PM

The statue towers some 37 meters 121 feet over empty fields in the central province of Henan

TOWERING FIGURE. This photo taken on January 4, 2016 shows a huge statue of Chairman Mao Zedong under construction in Tongxu county in Kaifeng, central China's Henan province. Stringer/AFP

China TV host suspended over insulting Mao

Apr 09, 2015 - 1:36 PM

State broadcaster CCTV says it is investigating Bi Fujian for having caused a serious social impact

TV CENTRAL. A slow shutter speed photo of the China Central Television (CCTV) Tower in the evening in Beijing, China, 17 May 2012. How Hwee Young/EPA

'Confucius' on the South China Sea dispute

Dec 12, 2014 - 3:28 PM

What would Confucius say if the foreign secretaries of the Philippines and China seek his opinion on the South China sea dispute?

Song swooning over presidential couple goes viral in China

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:57 PM

Catchy hit Uncle Xi loves Mother Peng celebrating the legendary romance between President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan comes as China s ruling party seeks to burnish Xi s image as a man of the people

POWER COUPLE. In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan walk outside the Great Hall of People in Beijing. Photo: Lintao Zhang/AFP

Boxing: China's Zou Shiming fast-tracked towards world title shot

Feb 21, 2014 - 2:25 PM

Chinese boxer Zou Shiming is being fast tracked towards a world title fight in November less than two years after turning professional

GOLDEN TOUCH. Zou Shiming celebrates his victory over Harry Tanamor of the Philippines in their 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships finals bout in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

China's Xi notes Mao's 'mistakes' on 120th anniversary

Dec 26, 2013 - 9:32 PM

Revolutionary leaders are not gods but human beings We cannot worship them like gods or refuse to allow people to point out and correct their errors just because they are great says China president Xi Jinping

MISTAKES: Communist China's president Xi Jinping says even Mao Zedong made mistakes. AFP file photo

S. Africa's China ambassador 'compares Mandela to Mao'

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:39 PM

In the days since Mandela s death Chinese state print and broadcast media have run reports highlighting the late South African leader s praise of Mao

China reform pledges show Xi assuming Deng mantle: analysts

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:44 AM

Like Deng the man who led China from 1978 to 1992 and launched the country s boom following the death of Mao Zedong Xi has made economic reform a top priority

LEADING REFORM. China's President Xi Jinping during an event at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, 13 November 2013. EPA/Jason Lee/Pool

'Communism camp' for China's future leaders

Nov 03, 2012 - 11:17 AM

China s future communist elite are being trained in Mao Zedong s former guerrilla base an effort to buttress the revolutionary roots of a regime striving to maintain its legitimacy

China warns of 'further actions' in Japan row

Sep 18, 2012 - 3:04 PM

China s defence minister warned his country reserved the right to take further actions to resolve a territorial dispute with Japan

China's Defensc Minister Liang Guanglie speaks at a news conference with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (not pictured) at the Bayi Building in Beijing on September 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Larry Downing

Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary

Sep 18, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Thousands of anti Japan protesters rallied across China over a territorial row on a key historical anniversary

CHINESE RESENTMENT. Demonstrators march outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing as anti-Japanese protests continue across the country over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japanese, on September 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

Everything has changed, everything remains the same

Feb 25, 2012 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine paradox is that despite the inevitable change at the surface everything remains the same