One sign of Teng Hsiao-p 'ing 's ever growing influence within China is the special attention that the country's journals and radio broadcasts now give to reporting and analyzing his speeches and interviews. Although no match for the late Great Helmsman as a polished phrasemaker and poet, Teng does have a flair for earthy aphorism. A sampling of quotations by the Vice-Chairman:
His golden rule: Practice is the only norm for verifying truth.
On utilizing scientists: It is better to allow them to work than to have them sitting in a privy, producing nothing.
On development: It's no good to do things in a...