Chinese marshal's son apologises over Cultural Revolution
BEIJING (AFP) - The son of a legendary Communist military leader and politician in China has publicly apologised for persecuting people at his school during the Cultural Revolution, according to a blog.
Mr Chen Xiaolu offered his remorse to teachers, staff and students at his former school in Beijing for leading denunciations and sending people to labour camps.
"Today I want to use the Internet to express to them my sincere apology," he said in comments carried on Monday on a blog for alumni of the Beijing Number Eight Middle School, and published by some Chinese and Hong Kong media outlets on Wednesday.
Mr Chen, said to be 67, is a son of Chen Yi, who led troops during China's war against Japan and later during the country's civil war, won by Communist forces in 1949.