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

Red China purges mayor of Peking (June 1966)

A brief an­nounce­ment by Ra­dio Pek­ing, mon­itored in Hong Kong, con­firmed the com­ple­tion of the ma­jor phase of the most ab­rupt and vi­cious purge since chair­man Mao Tse-tung took con­trol of the party in the mid-1930s.”

Sources: Los Angeles Times archives

Credits: Robert S. Elegant