Red Guard apologies

Former Red Guard Atones For Past

A 61-year-old man from Shandong Province, Liu Boqin, paid a magazine to publish a letter expressing remorse over violent acts he committed during the Cultural Revolution as a teen.  According to Chang Meng of The Global Times,...

A Son’s Guilt Over the Mother He Sent to Her Death

The Guardian’s Tania Branigan profiles 60-year-old Zhang Hongbing, whose denunciation of his mother during the Cultural Revolution led to her execution. Zhang is now trying to make amends for his role in his mother’s...

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