Bo, Mao and a China that stands still

Alia | September 29th, 2012 - 6:13 am

The similarities between the life stories of Bo Xila, China’s disgraced politician, and Mao, who are still seen as the country’s safeguard now, revealed some very sad facts about China’s reality after over 30 years of opening up and reform.

Mao comes back to life amid wide spread anti-Japan protests in China

Alia | September 16th, 2012 - 6:41 am

This weekend, unrest can be felt in the air all over China. This weekend, chanting of “Long live Chairman Mao” once again can be heard all over China. This weekend, pictures with Mao started to be censored on Weibo.

The great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek opened a Sina Weibo account?

Alia | September 4th, 2012 - 5:36 am

Chinese netizens to the great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek : “If your great grandfather [Chiang Kai-shek] had worked harder, now we could open Twitter accounts together.”

Grandson of Mao at “Two Meetings”: The most dedicated representative?

Alia | March 9th, 2012 - 3:32 am

Mao Xingyu, often seen as a joke among Chinese netizens, was given the title of “the most dedicated representative at NPC.” He not only listened but also took notes in the middle of sleeping representatives and he filed an anti-corruption proposal.

Mao statue crashed by real estate developer in Hainan, China

Alia | March 20th, 2011 - 11:21 pm

On Fab, 19th, 2011, a 9.9 meter high white marble statue of Mao was crashed by a real estate developer in Hainan. Nothing like a news of this kind can signify the crash of cultures happening in China now.