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01.23.2014 19:08

Apologies for Cultural Revolution Violence Prompt Broader Discussion

Students say they are sorry for the violence during the now-taboo period, and one expert says its time the subject is raised
By intern reporter Tian Yuan

(Beijing) – An apology by former students of a Beijing high school in mid-January for their actions during the Cultural Revolution has caught the public's attention, and one professor says it is good that a conversation on the turbulent period has started.

About 20 people who attended Affiliated Female High School of Beijing Normal University from 1966-68 met on January 12 at the school. At the meeting, Song Binbin and another Red Guard leader apologized to the teachers and schoolmates who were victims of violence during the period.

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