HU Yaobang (Hú Yàobāng 胡耀邦)|Hú Yàobāng 胡耀邦 (HU Yaobang)
Hu Yaobang, Secretary-General of the Chinese Communist Party, was a liberal reformer. He was responsible for promoting and implementing Deng Xiaoping’s political idea of “socialism with Chinese characteristics” as well as for adopting capitalist elements to facilitate economic reform and the opening up China to the world. Hu was also responsible for reforming the party by establishing clear lines of authority and recruiting young members.
Born in Liuyang, Hunan Province, into a peasant family, Hu Yaobang