50 Years On: China’s ‘Rightists’ Remember – RFA

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Anti-Rightist Movement, RFA has interviewed a number of survivors about their experiences. Former editor on the Chengdu Daily Tie Liu says:

At that time there were huge struggle meetings with more than 1,400 people attending. I was struggled for an entire day. I was 22 years old. The mayor and the Chengdu municipal Party secretary even attended. They told me to speak up for myself, and I said three things. One was that I had never hated the Communist Party because I was born to a poor family and my father had never been punished by the Party; the second was that I loved socialism and the Communist Party. The third was that I was not a rightist. They said I was diehard and sent me off to the labor camp for re-education through labor. [Full text]

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