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Deng Xiaoping dead Deng Xiaoping dead
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2021-02-19 10:27:21
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February 19th 1997; China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping died at the age of 92. He had been suffering from failing health for several years and was last seen in public three years ago. The country's official news agency said his death was the result of advanced stages of Parkinson's disease complicated by a lung infection and that he had failed to respond to emergency treatment. Although he was officially retired, no important decision affecting China was made without Deng Xiaoping's approval. He was known internationally as the leader who crushed the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 but also as the man credited with opening up China to economic reform.





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Emanuel Paparella2013-02-19 12:45:31
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