The Gao Gang Affair - 1954

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  • The Gao Gang Affair - 1954
    • 1. Liu Shaoqi was likely to be the replacement for Mao (second in command)
    • 2. Gao Gang and Rao Shushi (regional boss of Shanghai) plotted to replace Shaoqi
    • 3. Deng Xiaoping and Chen Yun alerted Mao
    • 4. Mao allowed things to continue (possibly encouraging Gang)
    • 5. Mao denounced Gang in 1953 at a Politburo meeting (December 24th)
    • 6. Gao Gang committed suicide in 1954. Rao Shushi was imprisoned where he died 20 years later

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