Saturday, June 20, 2015

Red Guards are standing by, awaiting your calls

Just like the good ol' days, inform on your neighbors;
China's top discipline inspection agency opened a new tip-off gateway on its website against low-level corrupt officials on Friday.
The informants can choose to be anonymous or give their real name, said a press release from the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
It's always Central something. Which logically plays out this way;
Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.
Fortunately, she managed to emigrate to England.

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