Political Changes under Deng Xiaoping

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Why did Deng allow the appearance of the 'Democracy Wall' 1978-9?
It served his purposes to allow the radicals in the party to be criticized
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Why did the CCP clamp down on the democracy movement in March 1979?
The democracy movement was no longer just challenging radicals but also seeking to undermine the whole Communist system
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When were the 'Four Cardinal Principles' announced and what were the implications of this?
February 1979, condemned anyone whose words or actions went against the four cardinal principles, restricting democracy
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How was Mao reassessed by the CCP in 1981?
'70% right, 30% wrong'
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What were the main features of political reform under Deng?
political positions given time limits; party/state functions separated; National People's Congress given more power; some local elections
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When did the student democracy movement first start to develop?
1986/7
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Who was Fang Lizhi?
An intellectual and activist whose liberal ideas inspired the democracy movement
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What were the main causes of revolt in 1989?
Corruption, problems with the economy in the mid-1980's, the death of disgraced leader Hu Yaobang (April 1989)
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What were the students' initial seven demands?
Freedom of speech; salaries of party leaders to be published; stop inflation; freedom to protest; exonerate Yaobang; negotiate with protesters; publish accurate accounts of demonstrations
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How many demonstrators were there on the streets of Beijing by May 1989?
100,000- workers had joined the students
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What happened on May 13th?
1,000 demonstrators went on hunger strike
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How many demonstrators were there in the square by May 18th?
Over 1,000,000
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What happened on May 19th?
Troops are sent into the square, but are stopped by local people- government humiliated
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When did the massacre in Tienanmen Square occur?
The night of the 3rd/4th June 1989
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