Gang of Four

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Gang of Four

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Gang of Four a radical faction within the Chinese Communist Party that emerged as a political force in the spring of 1976 and was suppressed later that year. Its members, Zhang Chunqiao, Wang Hongwen, Yao Wenyuan, and Jiang Qing, were tried and imprisoned (1981)

Gang of Four

A group of radical Chinese Communist leaders, including the widow of Mao Zedong, advocating revolutionary rather than economically pragmatic policies in power 1974–76. They were tried and condemned in 1980.
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