Premier Zhao Ziyang, paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang at a meeting in 1984. Photo: APPremier Zhao Ziyang, paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang at a meeting in 1984. Photo: AP
Premier Zhao Ziyang, paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang at a meeting in 1984. Photo: AP

The man who questioned Mao: Hu Yaobang's colleagues look back

Hu Yaobang, the liberal leader whose death sparked the Tiananmen Square protests, encouraged the public to reassess Maoist dogma

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Premier Zhao Ziyang, paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang at a meeting in 1984. Photo: APPremier Zhao Ziyang, paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang at a meeting in 1984. Photo: AP
Premier Zhao Ziyang, paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang at a meeting in 1984. Photo: AP
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