Jiang Qing

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Confucius: Master of self-cultivation. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The election of Donald J Trump has led to grim predictions about the fate of the “free world”. Moral authority has shifted away from the United States(...)

A student puts a red scarf on a statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in the Chinese Heroes Statues Plaza at Jianchuan Museum Cluster in Anren, Sichuan Province: Monday is the 50th anniversary of the start of his  brutal political movement, but  no official commemorations are planned. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

“During that dark period, there were all kinds of people. Good people swallowed insult and humiliation silently, while the bad ones were savage.” It(...)

“Little red books” of quotations of the late Chairman Mao Zedong at a market in Beijing. Photograph:  Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

The People’s Daily, the official organ of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, has broken official silence over the chaos wrought by the Cultural Revol(...)

Fang Zhongmou with her family in 1963, seven years before  her son Zhang reported her to the authorities over her criticism of Chairman Mao, after which she was executed by firing squad

In April 1970, as a 15-year-old Red Guard in the Chinese town of Guzhen, Zhang Hongbing did something he has regretted ever since. After his mo(...)

A woman  at the tombstone of a deceased relative at a public cemetery a day ahead of the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese people today mark the festival of Qingming, Tomb Sweeping Day, a public holiday when people honour their departed loved ones by visitin(...)

Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan takes part in a welcoming ceremony upon her arrival with President Xi Jinping at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Freshly installed Chinese president Xi Jinping embarked on his maiden overseas tour as China ’s leader yesterday, starting in (...)