Zhao Ziyang (17 October 1919 – 17 January 2005) was a high-ranking politician in the People's Republic of China (PRC). He was the third Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1980 to 1987, and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1987 to 1989.
As a senior government official, Zhao was critical of Maoist policies and instrumental in implementing free-market ... more »
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''Communists should be the first to be concerned about other people and country and the last to enjoy themselves.''Zhao Ziyang (b. 1919), Chinese party official. Financial Times (London, March 21, 1988).