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Zhao Ziyang (also Chao Tzu-yang; orig. Zhao Xiu-sheng)

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Born: 1919 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Ministers, Politicial Adviser

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1919 - He was born in Henan, China

   
1987 - Became head of the Chinese communist party, a strong advocate of economic modernization.
   
1950s-1960s - Around these years, he was a senior party official in south China, he was purged during the cultural revolution.
   
1970s - He returned to political life and holding party posts in inner Mongolia and then in Guangdong province.
   
1975-1980 - As party first secretary in Sichuan, China’s most populous province, zhao compiled a strong record of economic achievements.
 
1979 - He became a full member of the politburo, he quickly rose in the party hierarchy as a protégé of Deng Xiaoping.
   
1980 - He replaced Hua Guofeng as head or government (premier).
   
1987 - When Hu Yaobang was ousted a party chief, zhao became general secretary.
   
1987 - He was succeeded as premier by Li Peng.
   
1989 - Zhao was forced to resign after backing pro-democracy student demonstrator.



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