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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 worked in China for 20 years as an editor and entrepreneur. He is editor-in-chief of SupChina, and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast.

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