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NEWS
November 7, 1994 | DEBRA GENDEL, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
The most cerebral question posed by designers here centered on hemlines. Mid-thigh? Knee-grazing? Ankle-length? Mind-numbing? Oh, yes. We'd rather mull over which of designer Vivienne Tam's Andy Warhol-esque Chairman Mao images are the most irreverent. Mao in pigtails? Mao with bubble-gum pink lips? Mao being stung on the nose by a bumblebee? "That one is called 'Ow Mao,' " Tam said in her showroom Friday afternoon.
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MAGAZINE
September 7, 1986 | Ted Gup
It is 5 o'clock in Peking. The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is closed. The pilgrims and tourists who have viewed Mao's body lying in state--they average 50,000 a day--are gone. My students and I have been allowed in after-hours to photograph the white marble statue of Mao seated in the entrance hall, which seems to float against the tapestry of clouds and mountains behind him. Mao, though, had asked to be cremated. No grand tomb, no remains, just a place for his ashes.
OPINION
August 10, 2008
Re "Human rights take field in China," Aug. 6 In my travels in China as long as 13 years ago -- when the air was nowhere near as dirty as it is now -- I saw Chinese citizens all over Beijing wearing surgical masks to protect themselves from the polluted air. Our cyclists were doing the same, and have nothing to apologize for. The Chinese should look in the mirror before claiming to have been deeply offended. Mark W. Dixon Newport Beach Before we use the Olympics as a tool to brazenly criticize life in China, why don't we first tend our own garden?
NEWS
April 15, 1989 | From Reuters
China said Friday that its population had reached 1.1 billion, twice as many people as at the time of the 1949 revolution, and warned of national disaster unless fresh efforts are made to enforce birth control. Government leaders and the state-run media acknowledged that the country's Draconian policy of one child per family had largely failed and said population could reach an intolerable 2 billion next century if birth control is neglected. The Communist Party newspaper People's Daily said China made a grave mistake by rejecting the advice of population experts in the 1950s, but did not name the leader then--Chairman Mao Tse-tung.
NEWS
November 1, 1987 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
The former imperial compound where the late Chairman Mao Tse-tung lived for nearly two decades is today a slightly shabby place where selected Chinese tourists are presented an image of a man who loved books and table tennis. Built with gray bricks, gray roof tiles and vermilion columns in the traditional Chinese style around a 60-foot-by- 80-foot tree-shaded courtyard, the 325-year-old residence now has something of the lifeless aura of a poorly maintained ancient history museum.
WORLD
October 18, 2009 | Barbara Demick
You can't help but wonder whether Mao Tse-tung would be rolling over in his mausoleum if he could hear the ka-ching! of cash registers ringing up the amazing array of tchotchkes, from snow globes to glow-in-the-dark figurines, sold with his likeness. Or if the founder of Communist China, who fretted about "the serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants," could hear this blithe assertion by a visitor here: "I think that what Chairman Mao really intended was for Chinese people to get rich."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2008 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Hua Guofeng, one of the last of the early generation of Communist revolutionaries who was named briefly to succeed Chairman Mao Tse-tung, died Wednesday, Chinese state media reported. Hua, who is credited with putting China on the path to reform by removing the Gang of Four, was 87. Sometimes dismissed as insignificant, Hua was a man caught between two eras who created a bridge over the gap before having the good sense to exit the political stage gracefully. In the past, the Communist Party has waited several days to announce the death of a major current or former leader, giving political factions time to fight for position and the party time to control the damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1987
I admit it. I ate at the Beijing Kentucky Fried Chicken--but I won't go back. An American English teacher in China for the year, I recently received a clipping of your article "Finger-Lickin' Good Comes to Beijing" (Part I, Nov. 13) and this has caused me to consider again and again the impact of Western culture on China. I was drawn partly by curiosity, partly to say, "I've eaten there," to friends in the United States, and partly to have some chicken. I do like the chicken.
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