China marks centennial anniversary of reformist leader Hu Yaobang’s birth

China on Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of former leader Hu Yaobang, whose death led to the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy student movement. It is unclear what level of commemoration activity Beijing will hold for the beloved leader, whose liberal-leaning policies cost him the highest position in the Communist Party in 1987. According to a 1996 party document, centennial birthday anniversaries […]