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Gang of Four


Only a few people were watching at first, and half of them were Heck’s Angels, a roving tricycle gang of four— and five-year-olds.
Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  four people who attempted to seize control of Communist government in China after Mao’s death; they were arrested, sentenced to life imprisonment, and blamed for the Cultural Revolution (1976)
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  • Only a few people were watching at first, and half of them were Heck’s Angels, a roving tricycle gang of four— and five-year-olds.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • All were full of propaganda and all were controlled by the Gang of Four.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • He accepted all — to do otherwise would have been rude, and since most of the Gang of Four had lost not only their faces but their heads, rudeness was out, except for the border guards.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • There, in the playground, they would be waiting for her-the gang of four or five boys, blond, snotty-nosed, freckled-faced.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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  • He was a follower, a puppet of Mao and the Gang of Four.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The Gang of Four immediately organized a "Denounce Deng Xiaoping" campaign.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • I could sense a huge tide of resentment developing against the Gang of Four.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Madame Mao was arrested along with the other members of the Gang of Four.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The Gang of Four were removed quickly and easily.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • During these three weeks a campaign to apprehend the followers of the Gang of Four started.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer

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  • Even I, who had read a few books about America since the downfall of the Gang of Four and didn’t totally believe what I had learned in the past, was still suspicious and apprehensive.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • But politics was constantly changing around us—Mao knew the Gang of Four was incapable of managing China’s economic affairs and by 1974 Mao felt increasingly threatened by Deng Xiaoping’s popularity.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • After a few hours of almost unbearable anticipation, the moment arrived: Chairman Mao, Madame Mao and the rest of the Gang of Four, the premier of China, Zhou Enlai, and many other central government leaders, appeared on the podium of the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • I am, like so many people in China, still amazed at how badly I was manipulated and betrayed by Mao and the Gang of Four.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
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