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... practice providing the platform for the helmsman to test theories; and also the Yangtze river carrying the real cruise ship S.S. Bashan where the International Conference on Macroeconomic Management ('Bashan Boat Conference' or 'Bashan Conference') took place when Zhao Ziyang was the premier.
"Zhao Ziyang was very sympathetic towards the pro-democracy movement of 1989, and he opposed the Tiananmen massacre [that followed]," He told RFA. "He told the students [it was coming], with no regard for his own position, so that they could make preparations to leave and avoid even greater loss of ...

And I think it is still correct to say that the essential distinguishing feature of ChiSoc is the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie. Bao Tong, former political aide to the late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang, is under continual surveillance and frequent house arrest at ...
He was tasked with pushing for political reforms under late liberal leader Zhao Ziyang, and helped draft a bold report delivered to the party congress in 1987 that called for deeper political reform of the party and the government. He left when the office was dismantled in 1989, following a purge of liberal ...
By Hiroyuki Sugiyama / Yomiuri Shimbun Senior WriterAt the recently finished annual session of the National People's Congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated that the “reform and opening up” program that had shaped China since it was launched in 1978 by Deng Xiaoping would continue.
The most prominent example is arguably when, in 1989, Premier Li Peng tried to replace General Secretary Zhao Ziyang over his handling of the Tiananmen Square student protests that would lead to bloodshed on June 4. Xi may be seeking way to avoid the instability brought by political succession by ...

The whole world has heard about the constitutional amendments made at the recent session of the National People's Congress (NPC). One of them enshrined Xi Jinping Thought for a New Era into the constitution, making it the sixth political thought-form listed there after Marxism, Mao Zedong Thought, ...
In late July, the Chinese University Press in Hong Kong released a trove of previously unpublished documents about Zhao Ziyang, the bold reformer who served as China's premier (1980-1987) and Communist Party general secretary (1987-1989). Containing almost 500 documents that were smuggled out ...
But that honor has been denied to Zhao Ziyang, the party leader ousted in 1989, when Deng Xiaoping, his powerful elder, sided with conservatives who blamed Mr. Zhao for letting student protesters get out of control. Mr. Zhao died in 2005, still an official pariah under house arrest, and even now his name ...
Does anyone remember Hu Yaobang or Zhao Ziyang? Could we imagine a different China emerging over the past five years with a different Chinese leader at the helm, for example, Li Keqiang or Wang Yang? We have only to look at our own political system over the past fifty years to understand the ...
According to Bao Tong, former aide to China's late, ousted premier Zhao Ziyang, China's richest business-people are inextricably entwined with the country's ruling political class. “These entrepreneurs have an extremely close relationship with the Chinese government, or officials within it,” Bao told RFA.
An alter for Zhao Ziyang at his family home in Beijing's Fuqiang Hutong, which was open to mourners to pay their respects to the late premier, who was purged for his sympathetic stance towards the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement, on the 13th anniversary of his death under house arrest, Jan.
The bilateral Sino-British Joint Declaration treaty signed in 1984 by then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang, set out how Britain would end its century-and-a-half long rule over Hong Kong, and how China would govern the city using the "one country, two systems" ...
"But his biggest mistake of all has been to institute the "seven taboos," comprehensively restoring the ideology of the Mao era, which was openly opposed by Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang and other party leaders who advocated reform," Zi wrote. "Many people inside and outside the party ...
In fact, China's economy only exploded after Deng Xiaoping and Zhao Ziyang introduced major liberalization reforms to turn China into an export-driven economy. Members of the Beijing politburo won't admit it, but capitalism saved them, their predecessors and their successors from oblivion. And while it's ...
WASHINGTON, : US President Ronald Reagan (R) and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang, both holding umbrellas, walk arm in arm, as Reagan escorts him to his car through the rain 01 October 1984 after a meeting in the Cabinet Room in the White House, Washington, D.C. Former Chinese Prime Minister ...
It is difficult to say with any certainty how China would have evolved had Zhao Ziyang not been overthrown in 1989. The ostensible cause of his purge was his refusal to endorse martial law and authorize the use of force to suppress the Tiananmen demonstrations (thus “splitting the Party”)—but even before ...

But that honor has been denied to Zhao Ziyang, the party leader ousted in 1989, when Deng Xiaoping, his powerful elder, sided with conservatives who blamed Mr. Zhao for letting student protesters get out of control. Mr. Zhao died in 2005, still an official pariah under house arrest, and even now his name ...
On February 26, 1989, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, during his only trip to China as president, met China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and Communist Party General-Secretary Zhao Ziyang. These leaders didn't know they would be meeting in the twilight days of the Cold War—or even that later ...
Zhao Ziyang, the premier and general secretary of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the 1980s, died on Jan. 17, 2005. At a tightly controlled ceremony designed to avoid the kind of instability that the deaths of other controversial Chinese leaders had triggered, the CCP cremated his body and ...
Bao Tong is a former high-ranking CCP official and close aide to ousted Premier Zhao Ziyang who has become an outspoken critic of the government in recent years. After serving a seven-year prison sentence in isolation in the wake of the 1989 government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, Bao ...
The aftermath of the massacre saw the rise of Jiang Zemin to the CCP leadership and the purge of leader Zhao Ziyang, who was sympathetic to the students. A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Blvd. on June 5, 1989, in Tiananmen Square, during the 1989 ...
The crackdown brought down late premier Zhao Ziyang, whose attitude to the students was judged to be too liberal, and sparked several years of arrests and compulsory political studies sessions the length and breadth of China. Reported by Gao Feng for RFA's Mandarin Service, and by Hai Nan for the ...
Former top officials Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang, Hu Jintao, and current premier Li Keqiang were all former Youth Leaguers. Most of them are associated with the tuanpai faction. But according to Li Datong, the former editor at China Youth Daily, the official newspaper for the Youth League, tuanpai is no more ...
Learning a bitter lesson from the Cultural Revolution, liberal leaders Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang opposed personality cults and did not put their “thought” or “theory” into the Party constitution when they served as the Party boss. “Deng Xiaoping Theory” was written into the Party constitution after he died.
In 1987, Acting CPC General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, wrote that socialism in China was in its primary stage due to the undeveloped state of the country's productive forces. During this phase of development, Zhao recommended introducing a planned economy on the basis of public ownership. He blamed ...
Zhao Ziyang, then Premier, entertained him in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Tunku travelled with a delegation of 15 Chinese businessmen who were good friends of his. On his way to China, Tunku stopped in Hong Kong and I gave them dinner. Then on his way out of China, he stopped in Hong ...
We strongly urge that she be allowed to seek medical treatment outside the country. She needs to undergo therapy – we hope the Chinese government will immediately grant her her freedom.” Bao Tong, the former top adviser to ousted party chief Zhao Ziyang, commented on the authorities' treatment of Liu ...
After the June 4th crackdown and the purge of Zhao Ziyang, however, neo-authoritarianism needed a brand makeover. Its call for a “transition” to a more democratic form of political system (albeit vaguely outlined) was jettisoned, leaving only the call for strong and unchallenged leviathan in the form of the ...
China's Premier Zhao Ziyang, a leading reformer, was purged by China's ruling Communist Party in 1989 at the height of the student-led democracy movement that saw massive protests centred on Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Zhao had gone to the square on May 19 and tearfully appealed to student ...
... in the primary stage of socialism,” citing another theory made public 30 years ago by then leader Zhao Ziyang at the 13th party congress.
Deng himself also went through preferred successors, Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, neither of whom made it to the top. Anybody who tells ...
Meanwhile, Tuesday also marks the birthday of former Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, who died in January 2005. The Information Center said ...
He also placed his second successor, Zhao Ziyang, under house arrest. Realizing the huge possible damage that could be created by the ...
In Beijing, Bao Tong, former aide to late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang and veteran political journalist Gao Yu have also received notices ...
Hong Kong-based publisher Bao Pu, whose father Bao Tong was a top political aide to late ousted Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang, said he is ...
Li's role would be to complement Xi's, a contrast to the relatively free economic policy rein held by past premiers, from Zhao Ziyang to Zhu ...
Britain was eager to please former Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang during his visit to London after the two countries concluded a treaty in 1984 on Hong Kong's future, so much so that Margaret Thatcher and her aides spent a week discussing what gift to give him, declassified records show. The documents ...
It is difficult to say with any certainty how China would have evolved had Zhao Ziyang not been overthrown in 1989. The ostensible cause of his purge was his refusal to endorse martial law and authorize the use of force to suppress the Tiananmen demonstrations (thus “splitting the Party”)—but even before ...
But that honor has been denied to Zhao Ziyang, the party leader ousted in 1989, when Deng Xiaoping, his powerful elder, sided with conservatives who blamed Mr. Zhao for letting student protesters get out of control. Mr. Zhao died in 2005, still an official pariah under house arrest, and even now his name ...
A Hong Kong publisher will release hundreds of documents about Zhao Ziyang, the late reformist icon of the Communist Party, shedding new light on China's stillborn democratic movement of the 1980s. Most of the documents have never been made public, according to Chinese University Press, which is ...
In world history on this day in 1984 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang signed an agreement that committed Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-year extension of its capitalist system. Hong Kong was leased by China to ...
Once again it was offered during Rajiv Gandhi's tenure as Prime Minister to the then Indian ambassador A.P. Venkateswaran and senior adviser to then Chinese PM Zhao Ziyang. But when Rajiv Gandhi visited Beijing in 1988, both countries decided to keep a permanent solution aside and focus on the ...
Bao Tong, the former top adviser to ousted party chief Zhao Ziyang, was not taken from his home as expected, but was prohibited from ...
When British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang agreed to sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration, Britain ...
He also relinquished his official positions in favor of younger proteges, including Zhao Ziyang, China's Gorbachev. Yet despite the title changes ...
The focal points of these reforms were Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, who furthered the agenda set by Deng Xiaoping. Mr Xiaoping is credited ...
The crackdown brought down late premier Zhao Ziyang, whose attitude to the students was judged to be too liberal, and sparked several years ...
... institute, Professor Ma, who she claimed had direct access to the senior leadership, in particular to Zhao Ziyang, then the Chinese premier.
... on Macroeconomic Management ('Bashan Boat Conference' or 'Bashan Conference') took place when Zhao Ziyang was the premier.


 

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