Hu Yaobang

extra credit By: Corben Jones


Hu Yaobang was born on April 15th, 1989 into a poor peasant family in the Hunan Province. He was not formally educated and at age 14 he left home to join the communists.


He was the head of the Communist Party from 1981 to 1987. He became the head of the Communist Youth League in 1952.

After His Death

Because of his death there was a massive political protest called the Tiananmen Square protest. There were millions of people there and they were chanting to try to lessen government corruption.