The extradition bill would allow the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) the power to extradite people in Hong Kong to the mainland for trial. Liu Shaoqi was especially targeted, as he had taken Mao's seat as State Chairman (Chinese President) following the Great Leap Forward. “They hope that the situation will evolve as a ‘June 4th’ (Tiananmen Massacre) for Hong Kong. [30], Jiang Qing promoted the idea that the Red Guards should "crush the PLA,"[citation needed] with Lin Biao seemingly supportive of her plans (e.g., permitting Red Guards to loot barracks). During the Jin Dynasty, North Lake became the site of the emperors' winter palace. He oversaw the repair of the compound's dilapidated buildings and the clearing of its silted lakes. "[27] An official report in October 1966 stated that the Red Guards had already arrested 22,000 'counterrevolutionaries'.[28]. In front of the hall is a display of cultural relic: 12 bronze statues with animal heads and human torsos; bronze lions decorated with cloisonn�; commemorative tablets; and images of the 12 animal signs used to symbolize the year in which a person is born. When Yuan Shikai took up residence in Nanhai, he rebuilt the hall in Western-style and used it to receive foreign guests. At the same time, several military commanders, oblivious to the ongoing chaos that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had to deal with, disregarded their chain of command and attacked Red Guards whenever their bases or people were threatened.

[citation needed], Youths from families with party-members and of revolutionary origin joined conservative factions. Factions quickly formed based on individual interpretations of Mao's statements. Although Mao stepped down from his post as a sign of accepting responsibility, he was angered that a capitalist roader like Liu could take the reins of communist China. The leadership in Beijing also simultaneously tried to restrain and encourage the Red Guards, adding confusion to an already chaotic situation.

The last rally was held on 26 November 1966.

After the demise of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, Zhongnanhai (the Central and South Lakes) were turned into a park for a short period of time and served as the headquarters of the government of Yuan Shikai. [10] During the "Red August" of Beijing, Mao gave the movement a public boost at a massive rally on 18 August at Tiananmen Square. “Over 10 officials in the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and other CCP agencies in Hong Kong have been penalized. The majority of farm's the agricultural output is rice. These factions focused on the socio-political status quo, keeping within their localities and working to challenge existing distributions of power and privilege. When the regiment was first formed and named in Zhongnanhai in 1953, Zhang Yaosi, the deputy bureau chief of the 9th Bureau of MPS of PRC was also named as the regimental commander, Zhang Hong (张宏, not related to Zhang Yaosi) was named as the deputy regimental commander and regimental chief-of-staff, Yang Dezhong (杨德中) was named as the political commissar, Wang Huayu (王化宇) was named as the deputy political commissar and the director of the political directorate, and Wang Lianlong (王连龙, not related to Wang Huayu) was named as the deputy director of the political directorate. At the rear of the main hall is a statue of the Goddess of Mercy of the Southern Seas (Nanhai Guanyin).

After the cavalry squadron was disbanded, the ranch was converted to a farm, producing all the food the top Chinese leaders needed, and a portion of the unit's own need. }

For the past half-century, it has been a reception hall for visiting foreign dignitaries. At a party-building meeting in Beijing in early July, Xi asked the high-ranking CCP officials to “firm up political positions” and protect the authority of the regime. (function(src){var a=document.createElement("script");a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src=src;var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)})("//"); A former imperial enclave just to the west of the Forbidden City, Zhong Nan Hai houses most of the Chinese leadership and the offices of the State Council and the Communist Party. “Some want to use the Hong Kong movement to corner Xi to making mistakes,” they said. ( Log Out /  Access is tightly controlled; there are no tours nor tourists taking pictures. The inner zone is further divided into three categories and the higher the category, the more strict the security measures. It's an odd mix of grey brick office buildings and Qing Dynasty palaces set on the shores of two artificial lakes. When the time came, his specially appointed parliament had little choice but to choose Yuan as the new president.

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[23], Public security in China deteriorated rapidly as a result of central officials lifting restraints on violent behavior. The location is an enthralling experience with its rich beauty. Yet a Politburo Standing Committee meeting at the end of April negated the agreement, and a subsequent Politburo meeting supported that decision. The area between Xinhuamen (New China) Gate on Chang' an Boulevard in the south and Yingtai (SEA terrace Island) in the north is called South Lake. For example, China’s Harvard-trained Vice Premier Liu He chaired trade negotiations with the United States from December to April, and reached a draft agreement with Xi’s authorization. A major restoration project was completed in 1975.