The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) must ensure that philosophy and social science "unequivocally uphold" Marxist principles, mainland leader Xi Jinping told a high-level academic seminar, according to state media reports.
Zhao Shunli's transformation takes place several times a week in a simple bedroom filled with Mao Zedong memorabilia, its concrete walls lined with posters portraying the founder of the communist state. Once his army jacket buttons up and his white gloves snap on, Zhao the garbage picker becomes Zhao the People's Liberation Army veteran.
Hong Kong authorities stepped up security for a top mainland Chinese official as he appeared at a business conference Wednesday, preventing pro-democracy protesters from approaching the venue.
Hong Kong authorities have stepped up security as a high-ranking Chinese government official attends a business conference, preventing pro-democracy protesters from getting close to the venue.1 Comment
China's official media reaffirmed on Tuesday the Communist Party's longstanding judgment that the Cultural Revolution was a catastrophic mistake after staying silent on Monday's 50th anniversary of the start of the decade-long upheaval.
HONG KONG - One of China's most powerful officials tells Hong Kong he brings a "caring heart", in a conciliatory start to a visit Tuesday that has stirred anger in a city that resents Beijing's tightening grip.
Exactly 50 years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of tumult launched by Mao Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a radical egalitarianism. The milestone was largely ignored Monday in the Chinese media, reflecting continuing sensitivities about a period that was later declared a "catastrophe."
Fifty years after Mao Zedong unleashed the decade-long Cultural Revolution to reassert his authority and revive his radical communist agenda, the spirit of modern China's founder still exerts a powerful pull.
Paving stones in central Hong Kong have been glued down to prevent protesters using them as missiles, as authorities roll out elaborate security measures ahead of a high-level mainland Chinese visit that could stoke resentment over mainland rule.
His father killed himself in prison after being branded a counter-revolutionary, but during the Cultural Revolution Huang Nubo became a Red Guard himself, humiliating and beating others. It was the making of him and his generation, says the billionaire -- yet he dreads a repetition.