Speculation on Chinese leader’s health fuels concern about one-man rule BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent European tour produced much pageantry, from ceremonial welcomes to banquets, that his
In 1967, not long after the start of the Cultural Revolution, an influential literary critic named Yao Wenyuan published an essay about one of his rivals, titled “On the Two-Faced Counter-Revolutionary
SHAOXING, China (Reuters) - Wang Jianfeng is no ordinary barber. The 39-year-old from Shaoxing in eastern China specializes in sculpting images of famous faces on to the backs of his clients' heads. From
Christopher Harding reviews Maoism: A Global History by Julia Lovel The rustle of vegetation in Southern Rhodesia as “Margaret Thatcher”, “James Bond” and “Chairman Mao” crept through the undergrowth.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy still faces downward pressure, while policy steps to support the economy are starting to bear fruit, statistics bureau said on Wednesday. Mao Shengyong, spokesman for
China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution of 50 years ago. The Communist Youth League
BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to send millions of students to work as volunteers in rural communities and set up entrepreneur organisations, as it renews a push to narrow a yawning gap between rural urban
Donald Trump can already seem larger than life. But what would the world be like if there were two of him? From Apr. 12 to 15, audiences in Hong Kong will get a chance to find out. In the city’s historic