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Opinion: A persecuted survivor of the Cultural Revolution still sings the praises of Mao and the Communist Party

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
ifu Dong writes that his grandfather "simply refuses to believe that the cause to which he committed so much turned out to be an illusion. He believes, instead, that individuals – but not Mao — subverted communist ideals for personal power and gain."
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.