How a classroom video stoked fears of the Cultural Revolution's return

The sacking of a Shanghai college teacher, accused by her student of being ‘spiritually Japanese’ for her remarks on the Nanjing Massacre, set off a social media furore.

Protesters from a pro-China group tearing a Japanese national flag on Dec 13, during a rally on the anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre near Japan’s consulate in Hong Kong, China.
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The case of a Shanghai vocational college teacher who was reported by her students for questioning the Nanjing Massacre's death toll has reignited a debate on the resurgence of the Cultural Revolution.

Mr Hu Xijin, former editor of Chinese state media Global Times, said on Dec 17 that the reports and related review should be resolved internally, and not escalated to the public opinion battleground.

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