Hu Yaobang

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Hu Yaobang (1915-1989) was a reformist leader of the Chinese Communist Party. A paricipant in the Long March (during which he was captured by a nationalist warlord), he later became a protege of Deng Xiaoping, and as Deng gradually gained power following the death of Mao Zedong, Hu was named General Secretary of the CCP in 1980 and Chairman of the CCP in 1981. He rehabilitated many victims of the Cultural Revolution, and relaxed Chinese rule in Tibet; however, following student unrest in 1986, Hu was forced by hardline pressure within the CCP leadership to resign in early 1987. He died of a heart attack of 15 April 1989; impromptu public meetings to mourn his death were the catalyst for the growth of the Democracy Movement, culminating in the Tiananmen Square Massacre later that year.

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