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Tiananmen Square

  • By: Anthony Loh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

On 15 April 1989, the former reform-minded General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Hu Yaobang (1915–89), died of a massive heart attack. Several hundred people gathered in Tiananmen Square to lay wreaths and flowers, and about five thousand students ...

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