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China keeps watch on dissent three decades after reformist icon's death

Hu Yaobang's dreams of democracy remain just that 30 years later

Many people still visit Hu Yaobang's tomb in Gongqingcheng City. (Photo by Tetsushi Takahashi)

BEIJING -- As China marks 30 years since the death of Communist Party reformer Hu Yaobang, authorities are keeping a close watch for any signs commemorations will turn into demonstrations in a reminder of how far the country is from achieving his democratic vision.

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