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Beijing Mixes Its Message on The Cultural Revolution’s Golden Anniversary

56 Flowers

A revolutionary song is performed by the “56 Flowers” troupe in a televised appearance, May 2, 2016. RFA/Qiao Long

As China approaches the 50th anniversary of the launch of late supreme leader Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), the ruling Chinese Communist Party appears to be sending mixed signals about public events marking the decade of turmoil and political violence. Continue reading