China’s Cultural Revolution could happen again, warns ex-Shenzhen mayor and former rising political star

Once a reform-minded political rising star, Yu Youjun surprised many with his miraculous comeback after a corruption probe.

Months after his retirement this year, Yu returned to the limelight as a scholar addressing the thorny issues of the Cultural Revolution.

“The soil for the Cultural Revolution is still fertile, especially when the people have no reasonable and profound knowledge of it. It may partially recur, under certain historical conditions,” he told students, mainland news outlet Caijing reported. Continue reading