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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Chinese politician who served as general secretary of the Communist Party from 1980 until he was forced to resign in 1987. His death sparked the Tiananmen Square protests (1989).

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  • Both the First and Second Forums were influenced by Party moderates such as Hu Yaobang and set out relatively liberal policies for Tibet work.

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  • "He experienced the golden years of Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, who advocated for reform, especially political reform," and was deeply influenced by them, said Wu Jiaxiang, a scholar and influential blogger who worked with Wen for three years in the 1980s in the General Office.

    China's Wen, in the twilight of his premiership, takes on reformer's role

  • If China is to achieve real security and stability in Tibet, it's time to return to the soft power policies that Hu Yaobang implemented more than three decades ago.

    Reconciling China and Tibet

  • But like many other progressive reforms of that period, this policy was abruptly terminated after Hu Yaobang's death and the subsequent democracy protests.

    Reconciling China and Tibet

  • He is not only a staunch symbol of nonviolence inside and outside the country, but also the anchor of a Middle Way approach that has not been given adequate consideration by Beijing since the death of Hu Yaobang.

    Reconciling China and Tibet

  • "He experienced the golden years of Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, who advocated for reform, especially political reform," and was deeply influenced by them, said Wu Jiaxiang, a scholar and influential blogger who worked with Wen for three years in the 1980s in the General Office.

    China's Wen, in the twilight of his premiership, takes on reformer's role

  • But nearing the end of his premiership, Wen, who has long ties in the Communist Party and was allied with such past reformers as the late Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, is also quietly building an image as a crusader for more openness and accountability within the country's tightly closed, authoritarian political system.

    China's Wen, in the twilight of his premiership, takes on reformer's role

  • Beijing is missing its chance to reinstate Hu Yaobang's successful policies and win over Tibetans.

    Reconciling China and Tibet

  • But nearing the end of his premiership, Wen, who has long ties in the Communist Party and was allied with such past reformers as the late Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, is also quietly building an image as a crusader for more openness and accountability within the country's tightly closed, authoritarian political system.

    China's Wen, in the twilight of his premiership, takes on reformer's role

  • After Mao's death in 1976, Deng Xiaoping emerged as China's paramount leader and entrusted his Long March comrade-in-arms Hu Yaobang to reform China's Tibet policy.

    Reconciling China and Tibet

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