Zhao Ziyang

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Zhao Zi·yang

 (jou′ dzē-yäng′) or Chao Tzu-yang (jou′ dzo͞o-) 1919-2005.
Chinese politician. Purged from the Communist Party in the Cultural Revolution, he was reinstated (1973), 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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Zhao Zi•yang

(ˈdʒaʊ ˈzœˈyɑŋ)
n.
born 1919, Chinese Communist leader: premier 1980–87; general secretary of the Communist Party 1987–89.
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