New People's Army guerillas raise their firearms to mark a previous anniversary in 1998. Photo: AP

Mao more than ever: Filipino communists mark a half century of armed struggle

  • The Communist Party of the Philippines - infamous for its jungle raids and assassination squads - was set up in December 1968 in Mao Zedong’s honour
  • Its founder now openly criticises today’s
    Communist Party of China
    and denounces its leaders as ‘monopoly bureaucrat capitalists’
Topic |   The Philippines

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New People's Army guerillas raise their firearms to mark a previous anniversary in 1998. Photo: AP
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Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid joined the South China Morning Post as Asia Correspondent in 2018. He has worked for the New York Times, Al Jazeera and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.