The Diligent Work-Frugal Study Movement Museum, in Baoding. Hebei province, in China. Picture: Thomas Bird

On the trail of Deng Xiaoping in the French town where he embraced Communism

  • In the 1920s, the man who would become China’s paramount leader found his raison d’être in unremarkable Montargis, 120km from Paris
  • Students sent to France to learn from the West made the town a hotbed of Chinese Communist thought
Topic |   Chinese history

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The Diligent Work-Frugal Study Movement Museum, in Baoding. Hebei province, in China. Picture: Thomas Bird
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