søndag 22. november 2015

Protester Held in Beijing Amid Tight Security on Hu Yaobang Anniversary

As the ruling Chinese Communist Party elite marked the centenary of a late ousted premier famed for reversing many of the injustices of the regime, police on Tiananmen Square detained a blind activist from Shanghai after he handed out leaflets protesting against government corruption. In the highest-level public recognition of Hu Yaobang since his death sparked the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, China's leaders marked the 100th anniversary of the former premier's birth on Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, official media reported. Hu was ousted from the top job as general secretary of the Communist Party amid accusations of "bourgeois liberalism" in his handling of the 1989 student-led protests on Tiananmen Square. Read more