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January 16, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
LIU HUAQING Chinese navy chief, Communist Party leader Liu Huaqing, 95, the father of the modern Chinese navy, died Friday of an undisclosed illness, state broadcaster CCTV said from Beijing. No other details were given. Liu commanded the People's Liberation Army Navy from 1982 to 1988 and is credited with revitalizing a coastal patrol force and setting it on course to becoming a powerful navy. As commander, he laid out a strategy of building an offshore navy capacity by 2000 and a true blue-water navy able to operate far from home ports by 2050.
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January 16, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
LIU HUAQING Chinese navy chief, Communist Party leader Liu Huaqing, 95, the father of the modern Chinese navy, died Friday of an undisclosed illness, state broadcaster CCTV said from Beijing. No other details were given. Liu commanded the People's Liberation Army Navy from 1982 to 1988 and is credited with revitalizing a coastal patrol force and setting it on course to becoming a powerful navy. As commander, he laid out a strategy of building an offshore navy capacity by 2000 and a true blue-water navy able to operate far from home ports by 2050.
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October 20, 1992 | Times wire services
The three new members of the top leadership of China's Communist Party: The economic troubleshooter: Vice Premier Zhu Rongji, 64: Zhu has been likened by some Westerners to former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev because of his easy manner and willingness to break with old ways of doing business. However, there is no indication that he shares Gorbachev's political beliefs. Zhu has been designated the country's economic troubleshooter since becoming vice premier last year.
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October 20, 1992 | Times wire services
The three new members of the top leadership of China's Communist Party: The economic troubleshooter: Vice Premier Zhu Rongji, 64: Zhu has been likened by some Westerners to former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev because of his easy manner and willingness to break with old ways of doing business. However, there is no indication that he shares Gorbachev's political beliefs. Zhu has been designated the country's economic troubleshooter since becoming vice premier last year.
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September 14, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
China's top military man gave his formal approval to a plan by Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin to slash the armed forces by 500,000. Liu Huaqing, senior vice chairman of the party's Central Military Commission and a member of the all-powerful Politburo standing committee, voiced his support at the 15th National Party Congress. Liu has long been opposed to such huge cuts.
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June 19, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China has told the United States that it is "seriously considering" signing the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, the U.S. State Department's top negotiator on arms control issues said here Tuesday. "We very much want to see China sign," Reginald Bartholomew, undersecretary of state for international security affairs, said at a U.S. Embassy press conference.
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September 29, 1995 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Jiang Zemin's position as the leading candidate to succeed Deng Xiaoping at the helm of China got a boost Thursday when a key ally was named to head an important military body. As Jiang's star was rising, former Beijing Mayor and Politburo member Chen Xitong was stripped of all his party posts because of alleged massive corruption in his Beijing administration. Chen, who was placed under house arrest in the spring, was the nation's first Politburo member to be purged for corruption.
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December 16, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China has completed the most sweeping reshuffle of high-ranking military officers in the 43-year history of Communist rule, a Beijing-controlled Hong Kong newspaper said Tuesday. The shake-up was carried out "to fully ensure that the military is one with the party Central Committee in ideology, actions and politics," according to the report in the Wen Wei Po, a newspaper often used by the Beijing government to release sensitive news before it is officially announced by China's domestic press.
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January 22, 2000 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The biggest smuggling scandal ever to hit the People's Republic of China is unfolding in this ancient port city famed for its Old World atmosphere and swashbuckling past.
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April 2, 1993 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Deng Xiaoping, China's paramount leader, had "gone to meet Marx" two or three years ago, he would have left behind a political system in shambles. A clique of octogenarian comrades-in-arms centered on Deng had reasserted supreme power, overruling Communist Party head Zhao Ziyang to order the brutal 1989 army crackdown on the Tian An Men Square pro-democracy protests.
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October 19, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China's Communist Party launched a new ideological housecleaning Sunday, sweeping three key hard-line ideologues from high party positions. Acting Culture Minister He Jingzhi, party Propaganda Department head Wang Renzhi and People's Daily Director Gao Di have been removed from the party's Central Committee, the official New China News Agency reported. These three men played key roles in implementing harsh political controls after the 1989 massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing.
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January 31, 1996 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the one hand, Chinese Premier Li Peng did not issue a timetable for the reunification of the mainland and Taiwan as an influential Hong Kong newspaper had predicted, sending Taiwanese markets into a panic. On the other hand, the hard-line Chinese leader did not rule out the use of force and did warn Taiwanese leaders that employing the upcoming presidential election on the island as a justification for political independence would be viewed dimly in Beijing.
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