Chairman Mao Has the Fullest Confidence in Chairman Hua
Chairman Mao Has the Fullest Confidence in Chairman Hua (1976)
Vintage original Chinese Propaganda poster. Printed in 1976.
"Chairman Mao Has the Fullest Confidence in Chairman Hua, the Whole Country Fully Supports Chairman Hua"
Hua Guofeng (1921-2008) was Mao Zedong's designated successor as the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Communist Party of China. After Mao's death, Hua took on the titles of Chairman of the Communist Party of China and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, to the surprise and dismay of Jiang Qing and the rest of the Gang of Four.
On 6 October 1976, Hua brought the Cultural Revolution to an end and ousted the Gang of Four from political power by arranging for their arrests in Beijing. He attempted moderate reforms and reversing some of the excesses of Cultural Revolution-era policies. However, because of his insistence on continuing the Maoist line, he was himself outmaneuvered in December 1978 by Deng Xiaoping, a pragmatic reformer, who forced Hua into early retirement.