1987 Hu Yaobang
resigns as head of China's Communist Party
1989: Tiananmen Square Protests: Around 100,000 students gathered in Tiananmen Square, Beijing to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang
Our results show that Hu Yaobang
, Jiang Zemin, and Xi Jinping pursued broadly based factional recruitment strategies, while Hu Jintao recruited faction members mainly from work colleagues.
Deng Xiaoping had just eradicated the politically liberal Hu Yaobang
and started a struggle against bourgeois liberalization.
Though reports in the state media did not mention it, according to Reuters, the show becomes more contentious is the portrayal of the late reformist Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang
, who Deng ousted, after an ideological struggle.
More contentious than the show's central figure is the novel appearance of actors depicting several other controversial politicians, among them the late reformist Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang
, who Deng ousted.
The protests began in April 1989 as a demonstration by university students in Beijing to mourn the death of Hu Yaobang
, the reformist Communist Party chief who had been ousted by paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.
The protests began in April 1989 as a demonstration by university students inBeijingto mourn the death of Hu Yaobang
, the reformistCommunist Partychief who had been ousted by paramount leaderDeng Xiaoping.
Mourning over the April 15th death of former General Secretary Hu Yaobang
What started as a commemoration of the late General Secretary Hu Yaobang
soon escalated after a news headline from Deng Xiaoping accused a small group of opportunists of trying to overthrow the communist party and wreak havoc.
This alliance of resistance was what toppled previous reform-minded leaders Hu Yaobang
and Zhao Ziyang before the Tiananmen incident, when they were seen as jeopardizing Party control.
Above all, he is determined to avoid the fate of previous Chinese leaders such as Hu Yaobang
and Zhao Ziyang, who lost their jobs after a critical mass of their opponents came to believe that economic and political reform jeopardized party control.