Cultural Revolution 2.0

A widely circulated commentary carried on state media could herald what some see as an emerging Cultural Revolution 2.0.

An ideological split between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the country’s business and cultural elite has come to the fore after a hard-line commentary by a known Maoist supporter received official blessing in state media.

The widely distributed commentary, laden with Cold War jargon, calls for a “profound transformation” to make China strong enough to fight against the United States, a process some have dubbed Cultural Revolution 2.0.

Political commentators said the article resembled the way revolutionary leader Mao Zedong initiated the Cultural Revolution with his “big-character posters” in 1966.

Read more at “China on the cusp of a profound transformation”

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