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Recalling the horrors of the Cultural Revolution

Zhang Guohua will never forget the horrors that plagued his village in Hebei province during China’s Cultural Revolution (1966 to 76) when he was forced to watch public beatings, torture and ritual humiliation.
 

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The bleakest month of the Cultural Revolution

 

August 1966 was the month when the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution reached its political peak, but threatening omens had appeared much earlier in the year.








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Beijing silent but Catholics talk on Cultural Revolution anniversary

HONG KONG (SE): In the run up to the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Cultural Revolution by the then-all-powerful chairman of the Communist Party of China, Mao Zedong, Beijing not only remained quiet, but furtively silent.

A 10-year period of tumult that saw almost two million people perish, with over one million categorised as traitors and imprisoned or committing suicide, was declared just 50 years ago on 16 May 1966.

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Zacchaeus and China’s religious question

In Luke’s gospel account there is a story about a man whose encounter with Jesus tickles our imagination (19:1-10).