Hua Guofeng

2nd Chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party

Hua Guofeng (16 February 1921 – 20 August 2008) was a Chinese communist politician who serve as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 7 October 1976 to 28 June 1981. He was chosen to lead by Mao Zedong.

Hua Guofeng during his visit to Romania in 1978

Hua was born 16 February 1921 in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi, China. He was named Su Zhu. He died 20 August 2008 in Beijing, China.[1]

On 6 October 1976, Hua ended the Cultural Revolution. He also had the Gang of Four arrested. In 1979 he visited leaders in Europe. He was the first Chinese leader to visit since 1949.


  1. "Hua Guofeng, successor to Chairman Mao, dies". The Telegraph. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2016.