ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Where Deng Is Taking China

EVEN as the sordid trial of the so- called gang of four continues in Beijing, Deng and his comrades are giving enough signals that they have bigger things in mind. The break with Mao and his legacy will be complete. It has been known for some time now that as a part of this relentless drive towards a new order in China, an attack on Hua Guofeng has been launched, aimed at eventually replacing him as the Chairman of the Republic. Mao Zedong had said that with Hua Guofeng in charge he had no worries about the course China would take after him. Naturally, any real break with Mao Zedong and his legacy will, therefore, have to involve a break with Hua Guofeng. Attacks on Hua have essentially to be seen as a part of the process of ushering in a genuinely post-Mao China.

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