Chinese mourn leader, ousted after Tiananmen, on tenth death anniversary

January 17, 2015 4:44 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 100 mourners gathered on Saturday at the Beijing home of Zhao Ziyang, the Chinese Communist party chief purged in 1989 for opposing a military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death.

Chinese liberals have clung to Zhao as a symbol of democratic change in a country whose leaders have rejected a reassessment of the 1989 protests.

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