Deposed leader made mistake – China

From “China said on Friday deposed leader made a ‘grave mistake’ in his handling of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, in its first sign that his death will not change the official assessment of his legacy.

Zhao, who died in a Beijing hospital on Monday aged 85, was ousted for opposing the military crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro- protests in which hundreds, if not thousands, were killed.

The State Council Information Office told AFP Zhao had erred in his handling of the incident but acknowledged he had contributed towards China’s reform policy in the 1980s.”

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