History Of China Choice Board
By: Cade, Nathan, Caleb
The Tienanmen Massacre
The massacre in Tienanmen square happened in 1989.many people were in the square demanding a change peacefully. The people refused to leave until they got their rights. They were there to ask for democracy. Then Chinese soldiers opened fire. This turned a non-violent protest violent. The bloodiness lasted several days. There were tanks and soldiers fired into the crowd even though they did not provoke them. There is estimates of how many people died but no one knows for sure. The current president george Bush Said that he disapproved the use of violence.
Deng Xiaoping: August 22, 1904 – February 19 1997
Deng Xiaoping is one of the most powerful figures in China from the 1970 until his death. During his early life, he became active in communist movement and went to the Soviet Union. Later he returned to China and became a political and military organizer in southwestern China. Then in 1934, Deng Xiaoping participated in a long march to a new base in northwestern China. From there he served as a political officer for the Eight Route Army and chief commissar for the Second Field Army. In 1949 he became a regional leader of southwestern China. Three years later he was called to Beijing and became a vice-premier. Rising rapidly, he then became a general secretary of the CCP (Communist China Party) and a member of the Political Bureau. In the mid-1950s Deng Xiaoping was a major policy in foreign and domestic affairs. He became closely allied with other leaders. Because of this Deng Xiaoping began to have conflict with Mao Zedong. Later on Deng Xiaoping was attacked during the Cultural Revolution by supporters of Mao Zedong. Deng Xiaoping then was stripped of his government post and high party. But then Deng was reinstated by Zhou Enlai and dramatically rose in power. By 1977, Deng Xiaoping had regained all of his power. From that point Zeng Xiaoping continued to carry out his policy and economic development of China. In foreign affairs he strengthened China’s trade and cultural ties. In 1989, Deng Xiaoping got tested on his leadership. The death of Hu has caused many student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square demanding greater political freedom and democratic government. Deng Xiaoping has restored domestic and economic growth during the Cultural Revolution and acquired a rapidly growing economy. He attained influence until death even though he was declined in direct involvement of the government.