Mao Zedong’s utterances were the supreme authority until his death in 1976. Afterwards the party debated repudiating the Great Helmsman. Photo: Handout

Book review: The Cultural Revolution on Trial – when China put Gang of Four in the dock and flirted with radical legal reform

As Xi Jinping resurrects the practices of Maoist China, such as intensifying party control over the judiciary, Alexander Cook’s book is a reminder of the moment party ducked a historic opportunity for de-Maoification

Topic |   Cultural Revolution

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Mao Zedong’s utterances were the supreme authority until his death in 1976. Afterwards the party debated repudiating the Great Helmsman. Photo: Handout
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