Mar 4th 2013, 3:20 by C.S.M. | BEIJING
AS A teenager during China’s Cultural Revolution, Zhang Hongbing provided the tip that led to his own mother’s execution.
Mr Zhang remembers the events well. It was the evening of February 13th 1970. His mother had expressed private doubts about Mao Zedong’s leadership and voiced support for purged officials.
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Song Yongyi, Chronology of Mass Killings during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, [online], published on 25 August 2011, accessed 1 November 2015, URL : http://www.massviolence.org/Chronology-of-Mass-Killings-during-the-Chinese-Cultural, ISSN 1961-9898
Table of content
• I. “The Red Terror” (August — December 1966)
• II. “All-round Civil War” in China (January – December 1967)
• III. Killing for and by the New Organs of Power (1968-1971)
• IV. Endless Killing (1972-1977)
Chronology of Mass Killings during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a historical tragedy launched by Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It claimed the lives of several million people and inflicted cruel and inhuman treatments on hundreds of million people.