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Deng Xiaoping on Gorbachev: 'This Man May Look Smart but in Fact Is Stupid.'

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Zhang Weiwei

Deng believed that the most urgent task was to improve people's livelihood. In his view, all other reforms, including political ones, had to serve this primary goal. He believed that copying the Western model and placing political reform on the top of the agenda, like the Soviets were doing at the time, was utterly foolish. In fact, that was exactly Deng's comment on Gorbachev after their meeting: "This man may look smart but in fact is stupid."

Remembering China's Great Helmsman

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The Great Helmsman united fractured, war-torn China, restoring its pride and self-confidence after two centuries of humiliation.

China: 30 Year Anniversary Of Deng Xiaoping's Reform

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For those who value fine dining, the Yuebin Restaurant, tucked away in a Beijing back alley, might not be their first choice. With its whitewashed ...