Decorative plates featuring images of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late communist leader Mao Zedong are displayed at a souvenir shop in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Decorative plates featuring images of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late communist leader Mao Zedong are displayed at a souvenir shop in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Cultural Revolution was a catastrophe and Mao was responsible, China’s Communist Party upholds in landmark statement

  • Historic resolution adopted by top party leadership reasserts previous narrative on the decade of turmoil and bloody Tiananmen crackdown
  • Document cements President Xi Jinping’s status on a par with Mao and Deng, seen as paving the way for him to stay on at the helm

Topic |   Communist Party politics
Decorative plates featuring images of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late communist leader Mao Zedong are displayed at a souvenir shop in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Decorative plates featuring images of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late communist leader Mao Zedong are displayed at a souvenir shop in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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