Hua Guofeng

Successor Who Held True to Mao

Hua Guofeng, who succeeded Mao as leader of China in 1976 and was later replaced by Deng Xiaoping, died this week at the age of 87. Mure Dickie reports in the Financial Times: Nothing sums up better the slavish sycophancy that...

Hua Guofeng, Mao’s Successor, Dies at 87

The AP reports that Hua Guofeng passed away on Wednesday at age 87: Hua Guofeng, who briefly ruled China as communist founder Mao Zedong’s successor but was pushed aside as a prelude to reforms that launched an economic...

Hua Guofeng Interview with Felix Greene has posted a lengthy interview with Hua Guofeng, Mao Zedong’s designated successor as Chairman of the Communist Party who was later ousted by Deng Xiaoping. The interview, conducted by journalist Felix Greene in 1979, was Hua’s first personal interview. Below is Part 1 of the three part video. The rest can be viewed here: […]

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