Fifty years of the Cultural Revolution (2016): The “Forgotten” Anniversary

The year 2016 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Not much was to be seen about this in the official media, but the trauma still exists for many people who suffered during that time. This article reminds us of the gruesome reality and acts of cruelty which sprang from the ideological battles, and is a good indication why the CCP does not really want to remind anybody of this particular phase in its history: “‘Flesh banquets’ of China’s Cultural Revolution remain unspoken, 50 years on” (contains upsetting descriptions of violence)

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