Friday, December 31, 2010
Rehabilitation of Hu Yaobang
The April 15 is the anniversary of the death of Hu Yaobang in 1989. Hu got heart attack which initiated on the student movement in Tiananmen Square. On 15 April 2010, Wen Jiabao published the long article in Renmin Ribao, praising Hu Yaobang’s work style for the people. As the secretary of the century office, Wen worked with Hu Yaobang closely and often accompanied Hu to make trips around the country for the inspections. On the same day, the Chinese communist party newspaper also published a long article regarding Hu Yaobang as secretary of the CCP. In this article, the inspection photo showing Hu Yaobang touring Guizhou Province accompanied by Hu Jintao, who was secretary of Guizhou Province. It is clear that the Chinese government is beginning to rehabilitate Hu Yaobang. This indicates that the June Fourth movement in 1989 might eventually be revaluated in the future.