Zhao Ziyang Biography
(Former Prime Minister of China)
Birthday: October 17, 1919 (Libra)
Born In: Hua County, Anyang, China
Zhao Ziyang was the thrid Prime Minister of People's Republic of China. He was in the office from 1980 to 1987. A reputed figure who was extremely influential in the socio-economic and political spectrum during the end of the Cold War, he had also previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China. Following his tenure as the premier, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1987 to 1989. During his tenure as a senior government official, Zhao was reproachful and generally critical of Maoist approaches and was instrumental in bringing about major reformative changes, firstly in Sichuan and subsequently all across the nation. Ziyang was an ardent supporter of several policies, such as the privatization of state-owned ventures and the separation of the Party and the State. Most importantly, he introduced several changes in the general financial ecosystem of the nation. He always looked for measures to streamline and regulate China’s organization and battle debasement, which were concurrent issues that troubled the party’s authenticity throughout the 1980s. General Secretary Hu Yaobang was onboard with most of his policies and perspectives and supported him openly.