Chinese dressed as Red Guard and holding Little Red Book performs in front of portrait of the late Chairman Mao at restaurant in Beijing

Chinese dressed as Red Guard and holding Little Red Book performs in front of portrait of the late Chairman Mao at restaurant in Beijing

The mayhem and violence that gripped China during the worst excesses of the Cultural Revolution are being slowly forgotten as Mao's misrule is repurposed as entertainment and whitewashed from Communist Party history. Photo: Reuters/Jason Lee

January 14, 2017 11:58 PM (UTC+8)