Deng Xiaoping

Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

Beijing's decision to let a Hong Kong-listed unit of Citic Group take over its parent company in a deal valued at about 225 billion yuan (HK$283.6 billion) surprised the financial community on Wednesday evening.

Monday, 31 March, 2014, 5:52pm 2 comments

Deng Xiaoping urged London to persuade HSBC to stay in Hong Kong


Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping urged the British government three decades ago to persuade the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank not to relocate from Hong Kong in order to maintain investor confidence in the city.

His call was made during a meeting with British foreign secretary Geoffrey Howe in July 1984.

7 Jan 2014 - 5:05am 1 comment

How Chinese foreign policy is turning its back on Deng's dictum

How Chinese foreign policy is turning its back on Deng's dictum

Ever since Deng Xiaoping advised his countrymen to hide their strength and bide their time, China has favoured reassurance over intimidation in its regional dealings.

30 Dec 2013 - 4:49am 12 comments

Deng Xiaoping's grandson a county-level official, state media reveals

Deng Xiaoping gets a kiss from Deng Zhuodi in this 1986 file photo. Photo: Xinhua

The 28-year-old grandson of Deng Xiaoping has become a low level official in Guangxi Autonomous Region, state media reported on Thursday.

Deng Zhuodi has recently become the deputy head of Pingguo county, a two hour-drive northwest of the regional capital Nanning, China News Service said. The county famous for its aluminium has a population of over half a million people.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China's ailing economy needs a dose of Thatcherism with Chinese characteristics

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, left, meets with then British prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing in this September 24, 1982 file photo. Photo: AP

As the world mourned the passing of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, remembered her belief in small government, free enterprise and monetarism, and her contribution to world prosperity, we should look at what today's China can learn from her legacy.

29 Apr 2013 - 1:07pm 1 comment

Tributes flow for Thatcher, giant of the 20th century

Deng Xiaoping greets Margaret Thatcher in the Great Hall of the People before the signing of the Joint Declaration. Photos: Xinhua

A towering figure on the world stage during some of the most momentous events in modern history, and Britain's longest serving leader of the 20th century, Thatcher died after a stroke at her London home yesterday.

9 Apr 2013 - 12:43pm

Thatcher wanted cheaper menu for Beijing banquet

Deng Xiaoping ate shark fin soup at a 1982 Beijing banquet hosted by Thatcher instead of less expensive dishes she first desired. Photo: AP

During their historic 1982 talks in Beijing, thrifty Margaret Thatcher fretted about banquet expenses, while Deng Xiaoping worried over moves that might undermine Hong Kong's prosperity in the run-up to the 1997 handover.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:23am

Capturing the full ugliness of a one-size-fits-all approach

Deng Xiaoping

We await with interest to discover the most popular brand of waste to be found on Hong Kong's beaches. This wheeze was dreamt up by Designing Hong Kong and follows a three-month exercise in which volunteers collected and sorted waste found on beaches by brand label. The winner will be announced by Living Lamma and Designing Hong Kong this morning.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:26am 1 comment

Unacceptable to invoke Maoist dogma in today's Hong Kong

Lew Mon-hung (left). Photo: Edward Wong

It comes as something of a shock to learn that there are political leaders in our midst whose minds are still mired in the Maoist ideological dogmas of the 1950s, who do not seem to be aware of the great strides made by China in the past few decades.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:25am 3 comments

Obituary: Yang Baibing backed 1989 crackdown and prospered from it

Yang Baibing (right) with his half-brother Yang Shangkun, then Chinese president, at the Great Hall of the People in 1991. Photo: China Foto Press

Yang Baibing, one of the military strongmen who supported former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping's bloody crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square, has died at the age of 93.

Xinhua said yesterday that Yang, who was director of the People's Liberation Army's General Political Department in 1989, died after an illness in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon.

17 Jan 2013 - 7:54am

Xi Jinping endorses Deng Xiaoping's party mantra

Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping called on newly elected senior party members to adhere to 'socialism with Chinese characteristics'. Photo: Xinhua

Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping yesterday called on newly elected senior party members to adhere to "socialism with Chinese characteristics". Since Xi took over as leader there have been growing calls for wide-ranging reforms.

6 Jan 2013 - 5:08am

Follow the money along the road to ruin of Deng's vision

Deng aimed to cement rule by lifting living standards. Photo: AP

China has had a rough year with an international media that are in Woodward-and-Bernstein mode: it is following the money.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

Exposé reveals ascent to riches by 'Immortals' heirs

Chen Yuan, of China Development Bank. Photo: Reuters

An investigation into the huge business interests and personal assets of the descendants of eight dead Communist Party veterans offers a detailed look at one part of China's elite and how its members benefited from the country's economic boom.

28 Dec 2012 - 10:50am 6 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 23, 2012

Officials use stuffed birds and animals to educate Guangzhou people about wildlife. Photo: Xinhua

Deng's aim to bring Taiwan back into fold

I refer to Rupert Li's letter ("HK can help mainland create a more enhanced rule of law system", December 16) commenting on Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's column ("Hong Kong's place in a family of 1.3 billion", December 9).

23 Dec 2012 - 1:04am 1 comment

Hong Kong has role to play in China's new era

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's column ("HK's places in a family of 1.3b", December 9) seems to have missed the essential motive which underpins the concept of "one country, two systems".

8 May 2015 - 9:46am