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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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