Then and now: where they were in 1989

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 May, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 May, 2004, 12:00am
 

Zhao Ziyang


Then: Party general secretary, but put under house arrest before the crackdown for supporting the student movement. He was later purged from the party.


Now: Still under house arrest in Beijing.


Wen Jiabao


Then: director of the General Office of the party central committee and secretary of the Work Committee of Departments under the party central committee.


Now: premier


Deng Xiaoping


Then: chairman of the Central Military Commission


Now: died of respiratory failure on February 19, 1997, at the age of 92.


Li Peng


Then: as premier, he declared martial law in parts of Beijing


Now: in retirement. His term as premier ended in 1998 but he remained as National People's Congress chairman until March last year.


Jiang Zemin


Then: as Shanghai's mayor and party secretary, he closed the reformist paper World Economic Herald in May and put the situation inShanghai under control


Now: chairman of the Central Military Commission. Retired as president in march 2003.


Hu Jintao


Then: party secretary of Tibet Autonomous Region.


Now: president


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