China's Coup of October 1976

  title={China's Coup of October 1976},
  author={K. Forster},
  journal={Modern China},
  pages={263 - 303}
  • K. Forster
  • Published 1992
  • Political Science
  • Modern China
On the evening of October 6, 1976, less than one month after the death of the Chinese supreme leader Chairman Mao Zedong, the so-called Gang of Four Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen -all members of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), were arrested on the orders of the First Vice-Chairman of the CCP Central Committee (CC), Hua Guofeng, in the heart of communist power, Zhongnanhai. Although it was Hua who, in the name of the CC, read out the decision to… Expand
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