A Century of Communist Party Events: Anti-Rightist, Famine, Cultural Revolution, June 4… Victims Erased

On June 27, Xinhua, the official media of the Communist Party of China (CPC), published a 100,000-word chronology of events in the centennial of the founding of the CPC. It ignores the tens of millions of victims of the purges, repressions, famines, the Cultural Revolution, the 64 tragedies and other major events committed by the CCP after its founding.

AFP says that in July 1921, 100 years after the founding of the underground party in Shanghai’s former French Concession, Chairman Xi, Mao’s distant successor, has often insisted on teaching the party’s history “in its proper perspective.

The “correct view” of history, according to AFP, can be seen in the Communist Party’s 100-year chronicle: since its founding in 1949, the many major historical events that caused mass deaths have been dealt with in a few words, and tens of millions of victims have not been mentioned.


For example, the “Anti-Rightist” struggle, which persecuted hundreds of thousands of Chinese intellectuals, is described as “In June, the focus of the movement began to shift from internal Party rectification to anti-rightist struggles. By the summer of 1958, the Rectification Campaign and the anti-rightist struggle were completely over. It was correct and necessary to counter the attacks of the rightists, but the anti-rightist struggle was seriously expanded.”


For example, Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward” triggered the “Great Famine” (1959-1961) that killed tens of millions of people in the country. On November 3, 1960, the CPC Central Committee issued an “Urgent Letter of Instruction on the Current Policy of Rural People’s Communes”, calling for the resolute correction of the “communist wind” in rural people’s communes.

…January 11-February 7, 1962 The CPC Central Committee held a conference of 7,000 people to summarize the lessons learned from the “Great Leap Forward” and to carry out criticism and self-criticism, emphasizing the strengthening of democratic centralism and the practical implementation of the policy of adjusting the national economy in order to quickly reverse the difficult situation of the national economy. To reverse the difficult situation of the national economy.

The Cultural Revolution

As for the ten-year Cultural Revolution “catastrophe” (as officially defined by the CPC in the 1980s), the CPC Centennial Chronicle describes that in 1966, the “May 16th Circular” and the “Decision of the CPC Central Committee on the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” of the 11th Plenary Session of the 8th CPC Central Committee marked the “Cultural Revolution”. The “Cultural Revolution” was fully launched.

On October 6, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee carried out the will of the Party and the people and took decisive measures to crush the Gang of Four in one fell swoop. “The Cultural Revolution, which had lasted for ten years, came to an end.

June 4

Regarding the bloody suppression of the Tiananmen pro-democracy movement on June 4, 1989, the Communist Party of China’s centennial chronicle says, “When political turmoil broke out in Beijing and other cities in the spring and summer of 1989, the Party and the government relied on the people to oppose the unrest and quell the counter-revolutionary riots in Beijing, defending the socialist state power, safeguarding the fundamental interests of the people, and ensuring that reform and opening up and modernization continue to move forward.”

According to AFP, the purges, repressions, famines, the Cultural Revolution and other major events… According to AFP, the “mistakes” of the Maoist period and the deaths of millions of people have been “erased”. The Communist Party of China (CCP) will celebrate its centenary this Thursday with a lot of publicity about the glory of China becoming the world’s second economic power in 40 years.