"After the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on reformists on June 4, 1989, the Chinese leadership reached a consensus to give "maintaining political and social stability" top priority. This consensus is still valid. Any re-evaluation of Mao will inevitably spark a new round of ideological controversies, which may lead to a split in the leadership, with resultant political and social instability. "
Cultural Revolution? What revolution?By Fong Tak Ho.