Mao Zedong

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How Beethoven inspired 50 years of cultural exchange between the US and China
A new book tells how classical music, played to the Chinese by the Philadelphia Orchestra, ushered in decades of valuable interchanges now under threat

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

09, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Fifty years on, ‘Nixon in China’ loses its sparkle in Beijing and Washington
The trip was hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough at the time but now critics in the US question its wisdom

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

21, Feb, 2022 @1:55 AM

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Chinese Communist party elevates Xi’s status in ‘historical resolution’
Analysts say move is designed to put president on same level as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping

Vincent Ni and agencies

11, Nov, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Ai Weiwei: ‘It is so positive to be poor as a child. You understand how vulnerable our humanity can be’
From living in a dugout in Little Siberia to his friendship with Allen Ginsberg in New York, artist and activist Ai Weiwei reveals what drives his restless creativity

David Shariatmadari

30, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Guardian view on Xi Jinping’s China: rectification, not revolution | Editorial
Editorial: A wide-ranging crackdown and leftist rhetoric have stirred fears of a return to the apogee of Maoism


12, Sep, 2021 @4:58 PM

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Abimael Guzmán, leader of Peru’s Shining Path, dies aged 86
Founder of Maoist insurgents that terrorised Peru in 1980s and 1990s dies in military prison where he was serving life sentence

Dan Collyns Lima

11, Sep, 2021 @7:02 PM

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China’s Communist party has rewritten its own past – but the truth will surface | Rana Mitter
The history of the century-old party is far more interesting than its sanitised propaganda would suggest, says Rana Mitter, author of China’s Good War

Rana Mitter

01, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Chinese Communist party at 100: what does the next century hold? | Editorial
Editorial: Few would have predicted the CCP’s triumph. Now it guards its power ruthlessly


29, Jun, 2021 @5:57 PM

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The Chinese Communist party: 100 years that shook the world
As China marks the centenary of its ruling party, we examine key episodes in its tempestuous history, including the Long March, Mao’s purges and Xi Jinping’s rise to the top of an emerging superpower

Richard McGregor

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Nexhmije Hoxha obituary
Wife of the Stalinist dictator Enver Hoxha who was dubbed the Lady Macbeth of Albania

Ian Thomson

02, Mar, 2020 @5:05 PM

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Nixon in China review – slick update for tale of Tricky Dicky's schmoozing
Scottish Opera brings an inventive postmodern eye to its revival of John Adams’s retelling of Nixon’s 1972 state visit

Rowena Smith

19, Feb, 2020 @2:39 PM

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Davos 2020 should be all about climate crisis but Trump won't admit it | Larry Elliott
Subject was not an issue at forum’s first meeting in 1971 but should now be at forefront for US president

Larry Elliott

19, Jan, 2020 @12:49 PM

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