China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION / DIGEST -

“Any­thing in­hu­mane that goes against the Con­sti­tu­tion and vi­o­lates hu­man rights, no mat­ter in what form, should never be al­lowed to re­cur in China. Oth­er­wise, peo­ple’s hap­pi­ness and national pros­per­ity will be out of the ques­tion. ”

son of Mar­shal Chen Yi, for­mer vice-pre­mier, said in a state­ment for­mally apol­o­giz­ing to peo­ple he harmed dur­ing the “cul­tural rev­o­lu­tion” (1966-76). The for­mer Red Guard says he does so to cleanse his soul, and for so­cial progress and the na­tion’s fu­ture.

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