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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hua Guofeng Born 1920. Chinese prime minister (1976-1980). With Deng Xiaoping he initiated a program of modernization and increasing cooperation with the West.

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  • Mao appointed an ineffectual nobody called Hua Guofeng to succeed Zhou, and launched a campaign to “denounce Deng and hit back against a right-wing comeback.”

    Wild Swans

  • Mao appointed an ineffectual nobody called Hua Guofeng to succeed Zhou, and launched a campaign to 'denounce Deng and hit back against a right-wing comeback. "

    WILD SWANS THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

  • '' 'Hua Guofeng' '' (1921-2008) was a [[Chinese]] [[Communist]] leader, and succeeded [[Mao Zedong]] as Chairman of the [[Chinese Communist Party]] after Mao's death in 1976.

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  • The flutter of mild rebellion came as Deng was struggling with Mao's successor, Hua Guofeng, an ineffectual leader whose uninspired motto was "the two whatevers," meaning that China's leaders should try to rule by continuing to do whatever they believed a deceased Mao would have done.

    Surviving Mao, Revamping a Nation

  • The author also offers astute insights into the reformist roles played by Hua Guofeng, Mao's immediate successor after his 1976 death, and by two of Deng's own associates, both ultimately purged by him, Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang.

    Surviving Mao, Revamping a Nation

  • And yet she would never be accepted by the majority, and so he was forced to enlist the aid of Hua Guofeng.

    Judging Mao as a Man

  • Mao Zedong's heir apparent Hua Guofeng, a colorless if loyal security chief, lasted all of two years.

    A New Emperor Ascendant?

  • Mao died on Sept. 9, 1976, and no sooner was former security chief Hua Guofeng instated as president and Party chairman than the Gang of Four was arrested.

    Deng's Revolution

  • Hua Guofeng: Mao's hapless chosen successor did have a philosophy: whateverism (as in, "" Whatever Mao said should be defended '').

    Taking Power

  • COLLINS: Chinese state media reporting the death of former communist party chairman Hua Guofeng.

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2008

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