A vendor takes a nap next to posters showing Mao Zedong (centre) and Xi Jinping (left) at a market in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Cultural Revolution-style concert was a well-laid trap for Xi Jinping

Kwan Hing-ling believes the organisers of the Beijing concert that created a public uproar had an ulterior motive – to put pressure on the Chinese president to reverse the official verdict on the decade of upheaval

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A vendor takes a nap next to posters showing Mao Zedong (centre) and Xi Jinping (left) at a market in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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