Birth anniversary marked for late leader Hu Yaobang – Xinhua
A symposium was held here Friday to commemorate the 90th birth anniversary of the late senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Hu Yaobang.
The official commemoration, organized by the CPC Central Committee, was attended by Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice President Zeng Qinghong and Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Wu Guanzheng.
Addressing the commemoration, Vice President Zeng said, “Comrade Hu Yaobang was a long-tested and staunch communist warrior, a great proletarian revolutionist and statesman, an outstanding political leader for the Chinese army, and a prominent leader who had long assumed crucial leading posts of the CPC.”
See also “Is Beijing’s Leadership Playing With Fire In Honoring Hu Yaobang?” from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and “China Commemorates Leader Whose Death Sparked Riots” from the New York Times.