Sunday, August 6, 2017

This Day in 1989: September 4, 1989, Culture Minister Sacked

On Sepetember, 4, 1989, the National People's Congress Standing Committee announced that the Culture Minister, Wang Meng, had been relieved of his post. He Jingzhi was named as the Vice and Acting Minister.

Wang Meng was an author famous for his groundbreaking novels in the 1950s that criticized the rigid bereaucracy. He was appointed as Culture Minister in 1986 as a gesture of government's new attitude toward intellectuals. He held a low-profile on the post and had been invisible during the 1989 protest.

Days of 1989

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