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Vajpayee with Chinese Premier Hua Guofeng in Beijing on Feb 15, 1979.

As Mao's designated heir, Hua became premier following Zhou Enlai's death in January 1976 and chairman of the Chinese Communist party when Mao died in September 1976. He was responsible for the arrest of the Gang of Four, which was led by Jiang Qing, Mao's wife.

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