Apologists for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) never fail to mention that it lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty—conveniently forgetting that a whole lot of that poverty was caused by the CCP's own policies since taking over the country in 1949. The party takes full credit for the country's economic rise, and Deng Xiaoping, its paramount leader between 1978 and 1989, is said to be its "Great Architect."
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New Delhi, Nov 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has passed a "historical resolution" cementing Xi Jinping's status in political history, the BBC reported. The document, a summary of the party's 100-year history, addresses its key achievements and future directions.
This piece is part of a new series in collaboration with the ABC’s Saturday Extra program. Each week, the show will have a “who am I” quiz for listeners about influential figures who helped shape the 20th century, and we will publish profiles for each one. You can read the other pieces in the series here. Deng Xiaoping could lay claim to being the most significant political leader of the latter part of the 20th century, and one whose legacy continues to expand. His record is remarkable. It is at least arguable, if not certain, that had it not been for Deng’s force...