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Zhao Ziyang

Premier of the People's Republic of China, Zhao Ziyang was hosted by US President Ronald Reagan at the White House on January 10, 1984.


Zhao Ziyang Public Speech at the Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989


Wan Li-The Anhui agricultural reforms were heralded as brilliant innovations by the central government. The system implemented by Wan was followed up with reform programs led by Zhao Ziyang in Sichuan province. Along with Xi Zhongxun, Hu Yaobang, and other reformists in charge of implementing wide-ranging reforms, Wan was seen as a pioneer who made significant contributions to the national reform programmes in the 1980s, winning praise from paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.

FIRST LADY NANCY REAGAN greets DINAH SHORE and BURT REYNOLDS in the Blue Room of The White House during a state dinner for Premier Zhao Ziyang of the Peoples Republic of China; January 1984.


Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

1984: British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese prime minister Zhao Ziyang sign an agreement to formally transfer control of Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997, ending a century and a half of British rule. As part of the treaty, Hong Kong retains a 50-year extension of its capitalist economic system.

1984: Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher signs Sino-British Joint Declaration [PS]


Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang by Zhao Ziyang,