Deng Xiaoping was keen for China to 'lie low' and avoid global confrontations, but defended it if its interests were at stake. Photo: Sygma

Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

President Xi Jinping's efforts to exert China's influence on the world stage mirror those of the former paramount leader, who would be 110 today

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Deng Xiaoping was keen for China to 'lie low' and avoid global confrontations, but defended it if its interests were at stake. Photo: Sygma
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