1966: China announces Cultural Revolution

From BBC On This Day:

China has announced plans for a "new leap forward" after the first meeting in four years of the Communist Party's Central Committee.
The blueprint unveiled by the committee shows Peking's determination to spread the words of leader Mao Zedong and purge all those "who have followed the path of capitalism".

According to news broadcast on Radio Peking, the committee wholeheartedly endorsed Chairman Mao's purge and "rectification" programme described as the "great proletarian ".

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