- Yu Xiangzhen was a Red Guard during China's Cultural Revolution, which started 50 years ago
- They were a proxy army of children and young adults that violently struck out at anyone not toeing Mao's line
- She lives in guilt after denouncing her homeroom teacher
Yu Xiangzhen is a retired editor and was a middle school student when the Cultural Revolution began 50 years ago in May 1966. What follows is her story, as told to CNN's Shen Lu, translated into English and edited for length and clarity.
Beijing (CNN)I have lived a life haunted by guilt.