The term “second-generation reds,” or hong er’dai (红二代), refers to Chinese who born in the 1960s and early 1970s (before the end of the Cultural Revolution) and were weaned on the politics and ideology of Mao Zedong (毛泽东). From their very first days in the classroom, this generation of children were taught to shout, “Long live Mao Zedong!” Steeped in the politics of class struggle, many of these youth also became red guards mobilized at the outset of the Cultural Revolution. In a report ahead of the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in 2011, Guangzhou’s Yangcheng Evening News reported that at least 30 prominent people who might be characterized as “second-generation reds” — including Zhou Binghe (周秉和) and Zhou Bingde (周秉德), the son and daughter of Zhou Enlai (周恩来) respectively, and Hu Deping (胡德平), the son of former premier Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦) — have all opened up microblogs.