Having overcome the Gang of Four, Deng Xiaoping became paramount leader of the Communist Party and embarked on a series of economic reforms, opening the doors to foreign investment and business. Companies from the United States, Europe, and Japan began to flock to China to take advantage of new opportunities. China also joined the IMF and World Bank. 


Photos taken in Canton in October 1976 showing posters about the Gang of Four’s downfall and people marching to celebrate, carrying portraits of Mao and Hua. Source: Guide to Canton