29 May 2017
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia
  •    - China
  •    - Hong Kong
  •    - Japan
  •    - Macau
  •    - North Korea
  •    - South Korea
  •    - Taiwan


  • » 01/10/2017, 13.28

    CHINA

    Chinese professor fired for criticizing Mao Zedong online



    The "President" accused of having caused the death of millions is people. Dozens gathered around the university to protest against the teacher. The academic committee of the Party: "False claims".

    Beijing (AsiaNews) - Professor Deng Xiaochao was fired after criticizing Mao Zedong on the Chinese social network Weibo, on the occasion of 123th  anniversary of the leader's birth.

    Mao, who died at the age of 73 on 9 September 1976, is still officially revered by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the figure of the leader while still esteemed by the people, is now a controversial figure.

    Deng, 62, is a professor of art at the Shandong Jianzhu University, in central China. In a post dated December 26, he criticizes Mao for being responsible for the famine that caused three million deaths and the Cultural Revolution, during which two million people died.

    Without referring to anyone in particular, Deng had written: "Being an imperial ruler in China takes skill, you should turn your yellow robe to patched clothes, changing the anointment to a celebration of a newborn state, turning concubines into female entertainment soldiers. You should call hereditary rulers revolutionary comrades, and change the emperor’s edict into a supreme instruction. But don’t be honest about it.”

    The criticism was judged too harsh by supporters of Mao, that despite the heavy restrictions on demonstrations, dozens gathered in front of the university shouting slogans and brandishing placards against the professor. Even the CCP university committee stated that Prof. Deng has made "false allegations."

    Modern history is a very sensitive topic in China, so that the Party reserves the power over the claim of its accomplishments.

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    01/04/2009 TURKEY
    Local elections highlight Turkey’s contradictions
    Erdogan’s ruling party loses votes because of a campaign marked by arrogance, Kurdish and Alevi disillusionment over unfulfilled promises and fears over the Islamisation of Turkish society. Now the prime minister could reshuffle his cabinet or create a new party.

    11/04/2007 INDIA
    Uttar Pradesh vote to decide India’s future
    Over the next month or so Uttar Pradeshis will vote in state elections. With one seventh of all the seats in the lower house of parliament, their state is crucial for the balance of power in Delhi. The ballot is taking place at a time of economic and social crisis. Experts expect the election to be decided by a few votes.

    11/05/2007 INDIA
    Uttar Pradesh elections: Mayawati, a Dalit woman, beats Mulayam
    In India’s most populated state (175 million people), the state-based Bahujan Samaj Party gets more than 50 per cent of the vote. Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party loses big. Discussions will start to form a coalition government as people comment the results.

    12/07/2010 JAPAN
    Democratic Party of Japan loses big in yesterday’s elections
    The governing party loses its majority in the upper house of parliament. Now it must seek new partners to govern. Prime minister Kan refuses to resign, insists on the need for a consumption tax. Experts point to various scenarios.

    30/03/2009 TURKEY
    Erdogan wins elections, but his party loses votes
    The AKP keeps its hold on the big cities of Istanbul and Ankara, but ultranationalists linked to the Grey Wolves gain. Kurds remain loyal to the DTP. Election violence leaves six people dead and about a hundred wounded. The government must now deal with the economic crisis and cope with European accession.



    Editor's choices

    CHINA-VATICAN
    The 10th anniversary of the Letter from Benedict XVI to the Church in China. The weakness of some bishops

    Fr Peter

    The Letter expresses "the love of the Holy Father for our Church". The "tragedy" for the Church in China: bishops who become "state officials", "do not listen to the Letter" and are afraid of "giving their life to the flock". But there are "bishops and priests [who] safeguard the true faith of the Catholic Church." Profound thanks to the universal Church.


    VATICAN – CHINA
    AsiaNews Symposium: gray pragmatism must be dissipated, says Mgr Savio Hon



    Gray pragmatism is rooted in Deng Xia Ping’s maxim ‘It doesn't matter whether a cat is white or black, as long as it catches mice’. Today this means it is impossible to distinguish white from black, what is true from what is false. Heroes of the faith are thus challenged by wolves in sheep’s clothing.


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®