History of China
By: Zoe R. an Jihyeon P.
- He was born on August 22, 1904 in Guang'an, China
- He died on February 19, 1997
- He became a paramount leader of China in 1978
- He was attacked by Mao Zedong supporters, he went into hiding and came back in 1973.
- He was sponsored by Zhou Enlai as deputy premier.
- He went back and forth between leaders. He explained his struggle for control of the party and government after Mao Zedong's death.
- After Zedong's death he continued his work in the government
- He helped out society and established the "One Child Policy" in China.
- He gave the freedom for producers to control their own profits.
- He made China more towards a Market Economy, but it is still a command economy today.
- These were ways to be "De-Maoization."
- After Mao's death, Zhou Enlai created the four modernization's to fix all of the mess that Mao had left behind.
- Class struggle no longer became the central focus.
- Progress in:
- and Defense
Tiananmen Square Massacre
- Happened in 1989.
- The Chinese citizens wanted more democracy.
- People protested and the government tried to push them back down.
- There were times when one person would fight and protest against the government in front of the government army.
- The news spread quickly and went viral in media.
- During the massacre the people bought a statue that was "The Goddess of Democracy."
- The army set troops with their tanks and crushed anyone in their way.
- The number of deaths is not certain, but about 7000 people were badly injured.
- Today China has democracy than before and is starting to move towards a Market Economy.