Effects of Cultural Revolutions

In an attempt to consolidates his power and to root out all oppositions, Mao launches the socialist cultural revolutions.  Armed not only with weapons but with ideology and thoughts. Mao directly injects his thoughts into the body politics, and the youth of China literally absorbed it through their skins. According to the editorial of the Liberations Army Daily, “In such a very complicated and acute class struggle, how are we to draw a clear-cut line between the enemy and ourselves and maintain a firm stand? How are we to distinguish between revolutionaries and counter-revolutionaries, genuine revolutionaries and sham revolutionaries, and Marxism-Leninism and revisionism? We must master Mao Tse-tung’s thought, the powerful ideological weapon, and use it as a telescope and a microscope to observe all matters. With the invincible Mao Tse-tung’s thought, with the scientific world outlook and methodology of dialectical materialism and historical materialism which have been developed by Chairman Mao, and with the sharp weapon of Chairman Mao’s theory of classes and class struggle, we have the highest criterion for judging right and wrong. . .” In the name of the revolutions, the people of China murdered and mutilate each other. Without clear directive from the government, the officials were free to do as they see fit. False allegations, force confessions and injustice were the rule of the day.

President Xi JinPing confronts this very problems that arises from the Cultural Revolutions. He calls for an Anti-Corruptions campaign aimed at top leading officials of the country, demanding for more stricter supervisions. Emphasizing the importance of delivering and examining the effects of reforms.  He ordered to strengthen the efforts for law enforcement to safe-guards human rights, punishment in accordance with the law as well as excluding any illegal evidence from surfacing in a trial.

China remains the leading power in Asia to this day. Any changes in China policies will have huge impact in our relationship with China and our foreign policies regarding the East. Today China still suffers from allegations of human-rights abuse and is hampering our efforts for peaceful collaborations within the area.

Sources:

http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1966-mao-culturalrev1.html

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/18/c_136218386.htm

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