China to redeem Hu Yaobang – Joseph Kahn
From The New York Times, via The International Herald Tribune:
Despite strong internal opposition, China’s Communist Party later this week will officially restore the reputation of a liberal-leaning party leader whose death in 1989 helped spark pro-democracy protests, according to people informed about the plans.
The party has not publicly honored the late leader, Hu Yaobang, since his death in April 1989, gave rise to student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square. Those protests, targeting corruption, inflation and political repression, persisted until the Chinese Army violently suppressed them on June 4 of that year.