Chairman Mao, the man behind the Little Red Book, and a warning from China’s turbulent past for Hong Kong’s future

Writer Tang Yaming, 65, still recalls the chants of China’s Red Guards as they humiliated his father during the Cultural Revolution, the decade of political turmoil that started in 1966.He remembers hearing: “You dog of the Tangs!”, “The Little Red Book can reveal the demon like a magic mirror.”, and “There’s no way you can flee!”His father, senior newspaper editor Tang Pingzhu, was disgraced and jailed, and the family home in Beijing repeatedly ransacked. Tang Yaming and his siblings were sent…


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