Liu Shaoqi

Rotting From Within

In Foreign Policy, John Garnaut has a lengthy report about corruption in the People’s Liberation Army, which he writes is, “riddled with corruption and professional decay, compromised by ties of patronage, and...

"We Want to Shame You": Details of Ai Weiwei's Detention

Details of Ai Weiwei’s experiences in detention have emerged for the first time, adding to remarks the artist recently made to a reporter for Hong Kong’s Apple Daily. From The New York Times: The sergeants were never...

Mao’s Legacy Still Divides China

Responding on Twitter to news of Osama bin Laden’s death, blogger Wen Yunchao wrote that “Bin Laden is dead, but Mao Zedong still lives on.” As authorities cultivate celebrations of China’s Communist...

Wang Guangmei, China’s Former First Lady, Dies

Wang Guangmei, wife of Liu Shaoqi, former president of People’s Republic of China, died in Beijing on Oct. 13, Singtaonet said. Wang’s death has still not been publicized in China. The legendary former first lady was jailed and tortured for 12 years after her husband was removed from power by Mao Zedong in the Cultural […]


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