Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

“Half a century ago, at the peak of the Cultural Revolution, when Mao Zedong’s cult of personality was the worst, that is, when the red terror was the worst … fear, suppression, [students going] to the mountains and the countryside; it was like firing a gunshot, a collective mobilization—slipping across border—became a mass movement,” Kent Wong said. Wong is the author of a new book release, “Swimming to Freedom: My Untold Story of Escaping the Cultural Revolution.” He was a Chinese refugee who swam to Hong Kong from the Chinese border in the south during the Cultural Revolution. Hong Kong was a popular destination for those who longed for liberty in the 60s. In a recent interview with the Chinese language edition of The Epoch Times, Wong recounted his process of coming to terms with the nature of the Chinese Communist Party half a century ago. The Great Escape After …

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