Zhao Ziyang dies at 85

So the last of the old guard (for my generation) of the Communist Party leader and a reform leader, Zhao Ziyang, has died at age of 85.

His tearful appeal to the Tiananmen Square demonstrators was our hope that the communist party was serious about reform and push China into the modern world. We can only imagine the China that may be if he were not ousted and became the party and country’s leader.

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