Deng Xiao Ping 110th Anniversary of his birth 22 August 1904


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To one of China's greatest reformist leader who happened to be also persecuted not once, but twice by the world's greatest revolutionary dictator and his predecessor, Mao Zedong...

[video=youtube;1sL8cZpkn4E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sL8cZpkn4E[/video]
YouTube Video ID No. 1SL8CZPKN4E

... and to female PLA snipers...



 

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A history drama series of 48 episodes is currently on covering the period 1976-1984, and the events that changed the course of modern China:

http://dianshiju.cntv.cn/2014/07/29/VIDA1406617956414341.shtml


Glad that Lee Kuan Yew is also featured prominently in the series as a recognition and testament to the closely knitted relationship between these two men.
 

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Glad that Lee Kuan Yew is also featured prominently in the series as a recognition and testament to the closely knitted relationship between these two men.
End of episode 22 showed him boarding a plane going to SE Asia. Should be in episode 23 (not uploaded yet).

He was persecuted 3X.

This article by his daughter wrote about the man as a revolutionaly and as a father

http://news.cntv.cn/2014/08/21/ARTI1408573425891308.shtml
 

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Martin Lee Chun-Ming said:
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“I have a feeling that Deng Xiaoping was looking at Hong Kong, and was happy with what he saw there: Chinese people prospering with democracy and human rights,” Lee said.

Indeed, Deng suffered greatly under the rounds of purges the Chinese Communist Party saw during the Cultural Revolution. After his return to power, in 1979, Deng opened to international investment several Special Economic Zones in the mainland. The initiative attracted significant investment from Hong Kong, which was then under British control.

When Beijing and London collaborated in the 1980s to draft Hong Kong’s constitution, referred to as the territory’s Basic Law, “[Deng] said if 50 years prove not enough, you can have another 50,” Lee said.

Deng wanted Hong Kong to retain a higher degree of electoral freedom and democracy, not so that it would flourish alone, but so that it would serve as an example and ultimately a goal for the rest of China, Lee explained.


“Deng Xiaoping wanted Hong Kong to lead China forward toward the capitalistic path,” Lee said. “He wanted to let Hong Kong have everything we have so that China could catch up with us.”

“If that wasn’t enough, China would take another 50 years,” he said. “I want the new leader Xi Jinping to go back to that plan.”

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Al Jazeera (America): Hong Kong ‘Father Of Democracy’ Invokes Deng Xiaoping Amid Protests
By Massoud Hayoun @ 2014-10-02 T 00:28 +8

Not that I fully agree (did Deng Xiaoping even mentioned "... another 50..."...???) but he does have his points. Seems like even Deng Xiaoping is also well regarded amongst the Hong Kong pan-democracy and opposition movements.
 

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To one of China's greatest reformist leader who happened to be also persecuted not once, but twice by the world's greatest revolutionary dictator and his predecessor, Mao Zedong...

[video=youtube;1sL8cZpkn4E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sL8cZpkn4E[/video]
Deng was persecuted, not twice, but three times.
This song (1st Stanza) in the Youtube video was sung at the Beijing Olympic Opening 2008 by a"little girl"
 

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Behind every great leader, there ware many unknown hero that nobody recognize. While we praise the leadership, we must remember those that lost their lives to support the course.
 

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Behind every great leader, there ware many unknown hero that nobody recognize. While we praise the leadership, we must remember those that lost their lives to support the cause.
唐·曹松《己亥岁二首》其一 Tang poet CaoSong

泽国江山入战图,生民何计乐樵苏。凭君莫话封侯事,一将功成万骨枯
 

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