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It was the last, but far from the only, denunciation of abuses that happened during China’s Cultural Revolution. It was also necessary testimony to ponder with regard to the widespread abuses of Chinese citizens by Chinese citizens during one of that country’s darkest times.

Song Binbin, daughter of Gen. Song Renqiong — a member of the group of Chinese Communist Party leaders known as The Eight Immortals — recently repented for her participation in the attacks against a former teacher, Bian Zhongyun, deputy headmaster at the school. The attacks culminated in the mob beating and the death of Bian, who was acting as head of the school at the time.

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