From the archives: How The Times covered China’s Cultural Revolution

Power fight in China shifts to countryside (March 1969)

The neo-Sta­lin­ists of the jerry-built, mil­it­ary-dom­in­ated Re­volu­tion­ary Com­mit­tees, which nom­in­ally rule the na­tion, are matched against the old rur­al lead­er­ship, bolstered by dis­sid­ent in­tel­lec­tu­als and of­fi­cials ‘sent down’ to be ‘re-edu­cated’ by the peas­ants.”

Sources: Los Angeles Times archives

Credits: Robert S. Elegant