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Isn't it doubly ironic that Mao didn't seem to understand himself as well as did Deng, nor did Deng understand himself as well as did Time's editors?! S. President George Bush was angered by Deng's refusal to take a phone call from him during the June 1989 massacre in and around Tiananmen Square. But this refusal reflected more than Deng's personal animosity toward Bushactually, the two men liked each other personallyfor Deng later instructed his friends and colleagues: "We don't mind what they say and what they do now, and we aren't afraid of their sanction.

The Shoulders of Victims Form Rungs on the Ladder of Official Success, 1952-1956 121 12. Exuberance after Consecutive Promotions, 1956-1959 136 Page viii 13 Fatigue after Leaping Forward, 1960-1965 147 14. Bombardment from Within the General Headquarters, 1965-1972 161 15. The Capitalist Roader Back on the Road, 1973-1975 174 16. The Year of the Dragon, 1976 189 17. Back to Supreme Power, 1976-1980 200 18. The Pinnacle of Name and Fame, 1981-1984 214 19. Unsuccessful Successors, 1985-1988 229 20.

A small part of this amount was consumed by his own family, and the rest was sold for cash. In connection with his farming business, Deng Wenming also raised mules, donkeys, and cows for field work and set up a vegetable garden and a stone mill for family use. 6 The composition of Deng Wenming's family changed naturally during the course of his lifetime. His father died when he was quite young. " For a while in his late teens, his house contained only his mother, his wife, himself, and a couple of servants.

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