The hard truth about the expanded neoliberal world order
List of important names
Party leaders Bao Tong Secretary to General Secretary Zhao Ziyang. Sentenced to seven years in prison after June Fourth. Bo Yibo One of the Communist Party’s Eight Elders. Former Politburo member and Vice Premier. Chen Yun One of the Communist Party’s Eight Elders. Most inﬂuential elder after Deng Xiaoping. Chen held a number of different posts from the 1950s until his death in 1995, most prominently in the ﬁelds of economic planning and Party organisation. Heavily inﬂuenced by Soviet advisors during the 1950s, Chen was sceptical of market reform and investors from foreign capitalist countries. Chen Xitong Mayor of Beijing. Became Beijing Party Secretary and member of the Politburo in 1992. Expelled from the Party and sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption in 1996. Deng Xiaoping Credited as the creator of China’s policy of “gaige kaifang”, i.e., reform and opening up to the world. Leader of the Communist Party’s Eight Elders and, most importantly, Chairman of the Party’s Central Military Affairs Commission. 332 Deng Yingchao One of the Communist Party’s Eight Elders. Chairman of the party. Former member of the Politburo and chair of the All-China Women’s Federation, chair of the CPPCC, widow of former Premier Zhou Enlai. Hua Guofeng Chairman Mao Zedong’s chosen heir. Spent much of the 1950s and 1960s in Mao’s home province of Hunan. He became Vice Premier and Minister of Public Security in 1975. He was the Party’s Chairman and paramount leader between 1976 and 1978, when Deng Xiaoping re- turned...
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