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Anniversaries: The Olympics and the Cultural Revolution

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Today is the tenth anniversary of the Beijing Olympic Games, which officially began at 8:08 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth month of 2008 — a surfeit of eights to delight superstitious feudalist and communist cadre alike. Some reading:

peoples daily

If the Cultural Revolution has an official start date, it was 52 years ago today, when the People’s Daily’s front page headline was: “Decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.”

Jeremy Goldkorn

Jeremy Goldkorn is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and currently edits SupChina and its daily newsletter.

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