THFC: The Anti-Rightist Campain - June 1957 onwards

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  • THFC: The Anti-Rightist Campaign - June 1957 onwards
    • Anti-revolutionary
    • Reversal of the Hundred Flowers Campaign
    • Mao published an article denouncing 'rightists' as enemies
    • Deng Xiaoping to lead campaign
    • Struggle meetings:
      • Intellectuals (including students) were targeted
      • Middle-class targeted (marxist ideology)
    • The number of 'rightists':
      • Mao's estimate: 10% of the people were rightists (10 from every 100 people)
      • Suspect background: e.g. Landlords, middle class or GMD links were supported


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