China’s anti-tightist campaign between 1957 and 1958 saw some 500,000 people sent to the countryside for expressing criticism of the Communist Party. Photo: Handout

Echoes of 1950s persecution in China’s crackdown on liberal voices

With the 60th anniversary of the Anti-Rightist Movement on June 8, some scholars liken Beijing’s tightening of ideological control to those times

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China’s anti-tightist campaign between 1957 and 1958 saw some 500,000 people sent to the countryside for expressing criticism of the Communist Party. Photo: Handout
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