采访/朱智善 编辑/宋风 后制/孙宁
Hu Yaobang’s Son Calls For Justice for The
Tiananmen Massacre Victims
On April 15, the public commemorates the anniversary of
former Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang’s
death, even though the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and
the media remain silent.
Hu Yaobang’s youngest son, Hu Dehua, praised how Hu
Yoabang abolished the Communist class status that had
kept the Chinese in fear for generations.
Hu Dehua also condemned the CCP cover up
of the June 4 incident.
The following is our report.
On the 25th anniversary of Hu Yaobang’s death, Hu Yaobang’s
youngest son Hu Dehua went to Jiangxi to pay tribute to Hu
along with other princelings, including former party secretary of
Jiangxi, Wan Shaofeng’s granddaughter Chen Bihong.
Hu Yaobang’s death triggered the 1989
The regime has since downplayed Hu Yaobang.
His name was censored on the Internet,
and his burial site has been ‘quiet’.
Hu Dehua told South China Morning Post, “In the History of
the Chinese Communist Party, he was not listed as if he had
Hu Dehua believed that his father was not sorry for the loss of
the supreme power, but regretted that reforms were abandoned.
He had hoped to bring balance of powers for the government.
Hu Dehua said, “Hu Yaobang could have been another national
hero after Sun Yat-sen, but unfortunately, was removed."
Among the many heritages from Hu Yaobang, Hu Dehua was
most proud of his father’s advocacy of democracy and the rule
He was also proud of his opposition to the repressive rule, the
political movement to rehabilitate the victims, and the abolition
of the “Black Five".
This is a discrimination against the so-called political enemies,
which allowed the Chinese people to free from fear since the
ruling of the CCP.
Hu Yaobang abolished the class status category in the personal
Hu Dehua believed that in the era of Hu Yaobang, termination
of the status quo of an individual in politics, i.e., landlords, rich
farmers, anti-revolutionists, bad-influencers and capitalists, is
equivalent to President Abraham Lincoln abolishing slavery.
Hu Dehua told Ming Pao that it is lack of respect for the
victims who died during the June 4 massacre by covering
up the truth.
He questioned the CCP, “What crimes had the students
committed?" and “the lack of respect to the dead."
He demanded an explanation.
Zha Jianguo, Beijing dissident: “He was removed from the
party’s general secretary post because he was being weak in
opposing the bourgeois liberalization.
That was very wrong and the intellectuals and the general
public were unhappy about the charge."
Beijing dissident Zha Jianguo was warned not to participate the
memorial of Hu Yaobang.
Zha Jianguo indicates that the1989 student movement was
initiated in support of Hu Yaobang for the injustice he received.
It later evolved into a democratic movement
against the corrupt officials.
However, the regime classified the legitimate mass activities
as unrest, which further inspired greater dissatisfaction by the
people and subsequently the vigorous democracy movement
Zha Jianguo: “Over 200,000 Field Army personnel were sent
to crackdown on the entirely peaceful students demonstrations
with violent repression and created the bloody massacre."
Recently, Beijing University of Science and Technology
Professor Zhao Xiao published series of articles on-line to
commemorating Hu Yaobang.
One of them mentioned, Hu Yaobang was “the first top CCP
leader who wore a suit."
In a post on April 15, Zhao Xiao wrote, “Some people have
died but actually live on; others live but have already died.
Some people live in fear and some died of honor.
There are people saying: “When I die, why care about the
The Bible says: “Man is destined to die once,
and after that to face judgment! That is righteous."
Liu Yinquan, former professor of History: “Had Mr. Hu
Yaobang’s ideal been followed, there would have been less
problems in China today.
Had the students’ demands been answered, the corruption would
not have been so prominent as it is today."
Professor Liu Yinquan indicates that Hu Yaobang represented
the liberal faction of the CCP. Even though the CCP refuses to
value him, the general public have their respect for him.
Hu Yaobang’s daughter once wrote that in 1988 on his way back
to his hometown after he stepped down, Hu Yaobang received a
warm welcome by numerous people.
Even when hospitalized, people continued to visit him.
Interview/Zhu Zhishan Edit/Song Feng Post-Production/Sun Ning