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In contrast to the People's Republic of 40 years ago -- a rural, agrarian country emerging from the Cultural Revolution -- today's China is an economic and political superpower with a rapidly urbanising and technologically advanced society. Mr Xi's New Era thus represents a milestone in China's long search ...

The Shandong painter is a 78th generation descendant of Confucius (BC551-BC479), China's ancient philosophy master and founder of Confucianism. During the tumultuous Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, Kong's ancient lineage caused him endless suffering – from being bullied by his schoolmates to ...
The horrors of the Cultural Revolution are somewhat less salient in the West than other 20th century authoritarian crimes, but in China they have left a serious scar on the nation's psyche. (In The Three Body Problem, the blockbuster work of Chinese science fiction that has attracted a wide readership in the ...
Mr Wang and Mr Xi's relationship reportedly goes back five decades to the Cultural Revolution when they both were sent to work in the countryside. Both are politically conservative with a strong belief in the Communist Party's ability to oversee China's reform process. Mr Wang also has a reputation for ...
In the years to come, Li invested in local real estate as others sold, most notably in 1967, when riots inspired by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution in China rocked Hong Kong and sent property prices plunging. His most symbolic coup as a businessman may have come in 1979, when he bought control of ...
As the Chinese Civil War — a conflict between nationalists and communists — ended in 1949, the Republic of China (nationalists) lost control of mainland China and retreated to the islands of Taiwan, Hainan and other surrounding territories. The communists, led by Mao Zedong, then proclaimed the ...
“Deng would not tolerate the cult of personality that Mao happily indulged in,” Ezra Vogel wrote in his 2011 biography of the founder of Chinese state ... In an interview with the Observer, the former journalist recalled how his family received relatively “mild” treatment during the Cultural Revolution: he was ...
(AP) - A new exhibit at a Virginia art museum will explore the work of propaganda artists during China's tumultuous Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk said in a statement that the show begins Friday and runs through June 24. The exhibit will display the ...
Li grew up during the Cultural Revolution, a 10-year period of destruction and upheaval in China. It was launched by Mao Zhedong in 1966 as a way to reassert his rule and galvanize the Communist revolution, with a devastating impact. The death toll is usually estimated at one million, although one study ...
Xi Jinping's own family had personally experienced the consequences of Mao, suffering badly during the 'Cultural Revolution'. ... China's National People's Congress is often described as a parliament, but in practice its function is to approve the proposals the Communist Party sends it, not to challenge ...


 

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