Many events have been held in the world’s largest public square, but it is the student protests of June 1989, when Zhao Ziyang supported and then tried to calm those camped in the Square, that continue to resonant. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Zhao Ziyang was a leading economic reformer of the People’s Republic of China in the 1970s. He rapidly rose through the ranks of the Chinese Communist Party

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:03-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on ZHAO Ziyang (Zhào Zǐyáng 赵紫阳)|Zhào Zǐyáng 赵紫阳 (ZHAO Ziyang)

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