torsdag 26. november 2015

Remembering Hu Yaobang: Mysteries And Wild Hopes

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Hu Yaobang's birth was doubtless attended by President Xi Jinping and all seven members of the Politburo standing committee. The honor and courtesy they showed him will bring comfort to many. But there is a mystery that has yet to be cleared up. This former premier presided over the reversal of millions of miscarriages of justice, and his good deeds should illuminate the annals of history. He was elected general secretary by the [1982] 12th Party Congress in accordance with the party's constitution, but just four years later he had been toppled by certain forces, according to goodness-knows-which clause in the party charter. Read more