6 Facts About Hu Jintao

1. In 1985 Hu Jintao was appointed party secretary for Guizhou province, where he helped implement educational and economic reforms.

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2. In 1992, Hu Jintao was selected as one of the seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee during the 14th National Congress of the CPC.

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3. On 26 March 2008, Hu Jintao held a telephone talk with then US President George W Bush, in which he became the first Chinese leader to officially recognize the 1992 Consensus.

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4. On 12 April 2008, Hu Jintao met with Taiwan's Vice President-elect Vincent Siew in the latter's role as chairman of the Cross-strait Common Market Foundation during the Boao Forum for Asia.

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5. On 15 November 2002, a new Hu Jintao-led Politburo nominally succeeded Jiang.

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6. In 1987, Hu Jintao handled the local students protest parallel to the Democracy Wall carefully, whereas in Beijing similar protests resulted in Hu Yaobang's forced resignation.

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