The People’s Court of Xinhua District in Pingdingshan of Henan Province has sentenced five Chinese people who it said attacked former reformist leaders. The verdict called them “a gang of evil forces”  for promoting what they called “red culture”. Photo: AP Photo
The People’s Court of Xinhua District in Pingdingshan of Henan Province has sentenced five Chinese people who it said attacked former reformist leaders. The verdict called them “a gang of evil forces” for promoting what they called “red culture”. Photo: AP Photo

Five Mao fanatics jailed over articles ‘smearing former Chinese leaders’

  • Group leader, who is awaiting trial, says he has ‘no regrets’ after avidly following Mao Zedong Thought and being drawn to Mao-era socialism
  • Ex-Study Times editor says sentencing shows Beijing will not tolerate ultra-leftists if they are deemed destabilising before National Party Congress this year

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
The People’s Court of Xinhua District in Pingdingshan of Henan Province has sentenced five Chinese people who it said attacked former reformist leaders. The verdict called them “a gang of evil forces”  for promoting what they called “red culture”. Photo: AP Photo
The People’s Court of Xinhua District in Pingdingshan of Henan Province has sentenced five Chinese people who it said attacked former reformist leaders. The verdict called them “a gang of evil forces” for promoting what they called “red culture”. Photo: AP Photo
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