Why is Xi Purging Deng from History?

16 Oct, 2018    ·   5521

Palden Sonam analyses an emerging trend in China in which President Xi Jinping appears to be downplaying late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping's role in Chinese politics

Palden Sonam
Palden Sonam
Researcher, China Research Programme (CRP)

In China, rewriting history entails emergence of new heroes as well as victims, depending on the direction of the political wind in Beijing. Today, it appears that late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has found himself in the wrong direction of the new political wind spurred by incumbent President Xi Jinping