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date: 15 November 2019

ZHAO Ziyang Zhào Zǐyáng 赵紫阳‎ 1919–2005 Chinese Communist Party leader and economic reformer 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Kirk W. LarsenKirk W. LARSEN

Zhao Ziyangwas a leading economic reformer of the People’s Republic of China in the 1970s. He rapidly rose through the ranks of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), becoming premier and party general secretary in the 1980s. His opposition to the crackdown on the1989protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing resulted in his dismissal from office. ...

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