My Grandfather the Red Guard

Shawn Lei at Tea Leaf Nation shares his grandfather’s memories of the Cultural Revolution: There were carrots as well as sticks; those who joined the campaign could get gong fen, points which translated into food coupons....

Remembering “That Year,” 24 Years Later

Twenty-four years after army troops rolled into the streets of Beijing and opened fire on protesters, the government is still working to erase the history of 1989, while activists are struggling to keep memories alive. In the...

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