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  • Zhao Ziyang 1919-2005. Chinese politician. Purged from the Communist Party in the Cultural Revolution, he was reinstated (1971), served as premier (1980-1987), and was appointed general secretary of the Communist Party (1987). He was dismissed in 1989 for showing support for pro-democracy demonstrators.


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  • He will be cautious in this, given the fact that two of his predecessors, namely Zhao Ziyang and Hu Yaobang, fell from power when they attempted to answer that question.

    Press Briefing On China

  • Inserting key words like "Zhao Ziyang" in the search box of the website leads to a blank page which says "Connection Interrupted."

    China To Netizens: Shut Up

  • I successfully persuaded the crew to save the Great Wall for some other time, suggesting that we instead visit the Ming Tombs, also a tourist destination, with the reed-thin justification that we could get some shots of the adjacent golf course where Politburo members such as Zhao Ziyang were said to play.

    Archive 2009-05-27

  • '' 'Zhao Ziyang' '' (1919-2005) was a reformist [[Chinese Communist Party]] leader.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Like Zhao Ziyang in China, Gorbachev had cut his teeth as a provincial party boss, trying to raise agricultural productivity in the countryside.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • But nearing the end of his premiership, Wen, who has long ties in the Communist Party and was allied with such past reformers as the late Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, is also quietly building an image as a crusader for more openness and accountability within the country's tightly closed, authoritarian political system.

    China's Wen, in the twilight of his premiership, takes on reformer's role

  • "He experienced the golden years of Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, who advocated for reform, especially political reform," and was deeply influenced by them, said Wu Jiaxiang, a scholar and influential blogger who worked with Wen for three years in the 1980s in the General Office.

    China's Wen, in the twilight of his premiership, takes on reformer's role

  • Bao Tong, a former aide to the late liberal Communist Party Secretary Zhao Ziyang, was taken to an unknown location by security officers this week along with his wife, according to Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a group that publicizes information on dissidents collected from sources within China.

    Tiananmen anniversary brings new China detentions

  • The author also offers astute insights into the reformist roles played by Hua Guofeng, Mao's immediate successor after his 1976 death, and by two of Deng's own associates, both ultimately purged by him, Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang.

    Surviving Mao, Revamping a Nation

  • Bao is the son of Bao Tong, a top aide to late Chinese Communist Party General-Secretary Zhao Ziyang, who was purged for opposing military action in Tiananmen and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

    Chinese Author May Risk Jail For Book Critical Of Premier


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