Wen Jiabao’s School, according to Hu Dehua

Beneath Wen Jiabao‘s carefully layered comments, writes John Garnaut, there

is a profound challenge to the uncompromising manner in which the Chinese Communist Party has always gone about its business. And to grasp what the Cultural Revolution means to Wen Jiabao requires taking a journey through the life of his mentor, the 1980s reformist leader Hu Yaobang who ran the Communist Party in its most vibrant era.

Garnaut extensively quotes Hu Dehua, Hu Yaobang‘s youngest son, to explain Wen’s position. This story counts Hu Jintao, Wen Jiabao, Xi Jinping, and Li Keqiang in as open (Wen Jiabao) and not-so-open supporters of Hu Yaobang.

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Related

Message to a Barbarian, June 26, 2011
The Center Forever, March 13, 2011
Hu is Popular, April 17, 2010
Charter 08 Seminar, December 8, 2009
Hu Yaobang and Hu Qiaomu, April 17, 2009

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