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Chongqing killing memory

1966, Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution. China plunged into a 10-year of turmoil.
In Chongqing, the rebels split into two factions: “rebel until the end” and “8.15”. The violent conflicts between the two sides escalated into a military war, killing more than 1,000 people.
Half a century later, in 2013, Chongqing people who had experienced the fight recalled the frenzied civil war.
In 2013, the year this documentary was filmed, the ambitious Chongqing leader Bo Xilai was politically purged by the Chinese Communist Party.
Bo Xilai imitated Mao Zedong and launched the "singing red and smashing black" campaign, attempting to manipulate public support and return to the highest power in China. He fell in the power struggle with the Beijing reformists. The scandal of Bo’s wife murdering a British businessman was made public.

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    1 hour 10 minutes 53 seconds
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    February 20, 2020
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    4,000 USD
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Director Biography

YANG Meng (杨猛), a freelance journalist and writer. Yang has previously engaged with Bloomberg BusinessWeekly (Chinese Edition), “Caijing” magazine, and “Southern Metropolis Weekly” magazine as an investigative journalist and chief writer.

Yang has 20 year experience in journalism. His works included series of reporting in relation to the Sichuan earthquake and the aftermath. Yang investigated in depth on the PRC-DPRK border trades and smugglings; Sino-Burmese investments.

Yang won the 1st prize of the 2010 Developing Asia Journalism Awards held in Japan.

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