China: The Factory Worker of Jiangxi

People's Daily last week celebrated the 80th birthday of Deng Xiaoping, China's top leader, not with an official announcement but with one of the paper's most unusual articles in recent memory. The subject: Deng's ordeal as a political outcast during the decade of Mao Tse-tung's Cultural Revolution. The author: "Mao Mao," the childhood nickname of one of Deng's three daughters. According to her account, three years after Deng was ousted from Deng Xiaoping Mao's inner circle in 1966 for being too critical of economic policies, he was exiled to Jiangxi province in the southeast. There he lived under constant guard...

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