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Chinese Police Detain Maoist Leftists Ahead of Ruling Party Centenary

It looks like the “capitalist roaders” have certainly gained the upper hand over the Maoists.

Radio Free Asia

Authorities in the eastern province of Shandong are detaining Maoist activists ahead of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) centenary celebrations on July 1, Taiwanese media reported.

Police in Shandong’s Jining city are running a nationwide operation targeting leftwingers in a bid to “maintain stability” ahead of the politically sensitive anniversary, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) quoted sources as saying.

The operation, which began on May 12, has largely been carried out in secret, with no information given to detainees’ families after going incommunicado.

Among them is Maoist dissident Ma Houzhi, 77, who was released from a 10-year jail term in 2019.

A retired Qufu Normal University professor, Ma was jailed for setting up a Chinese Maoist Communist Party, defying a ban on the registration of new political parties under the CCP.

Other prominent leftists including Liu Qingfeng, Fu Mingxiang, Hu Jiahong, Nie Jubao and Wu Ronghua have been detained. Most of them are under 30, CNA said.

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