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China's hard-line government removed the popular president of Beijing University, a hot-bed of recent campus unrest, and replaced him with Wu Shuqing, 56, a Marxist economist. The removal of Ding Shisun, 62, a moderate believed to have sympathized with many of the students' protest demands, had been expected since the June crackdown on the pro-democracy demonstrations. Ding was succeeded by Wu Shuqing, 56, who was vice president of the university. During his tenure, Ding urged leaders to do more to solve the poor teaching and living conditions in the colleges, to pay less attention to political purity and more to the opinions of young people.

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