Hua Guofeng

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Su Zhu, better kent bi the nom de guerre Hua Guofeng (pinyin: Huà Guófēng; 16 Februar 1921 – 20 August 2008), wis Mao Zedong's designatit successor as the paramount leader o the Communist Pairty o Cheenae an the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. Upon Zhou Enlai's daith in 1976, he succeedit him as the seicont Premier o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. Months later, Mao dee'd, an Hua succeedit Mao as the Chairman o the Communist Pairty o Cheenae, tae the surprise an dismay o Jiang Qing an the rest o the Gang o Fower. He brocht the Cultural Revolution tae an end an oostit the Gang o Fower frae political pouer, but acause o his insistence on continuin the Maoist line, he wis hissel ootmaneuvered a few years later bi Deng Xiaoping, who forced Hua intae early retirement. Hua, as Hunan Party Secretary, wis creditit for his 1968 uise o the PLA tae quell the red guards an restore order, though at the cost o mony daiths.