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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mao-era mark is passed in silence

FORTY years ago today, the Chinese Communist Party's central committee issued a document, at the dictation of chairman Mao Zedong, summoning an assault on "reactionary bourgeois elements" and "poisonous weeds" lurking within the heart of the party.

Thus was the disastrous Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution launched.

Read the full article here.


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