Deng Pufang, the oldest son of the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, pictured in 2012. Photo: AFP

Deng Xiaoping’s son urges China to ‘know its place’ and not be ‘overbearing’

  • Deng Pufang says the economic and cultural changes introduced by his father 40 years ago are ‘irreversible’
  • Comments in unpublished speech to disabled group offer counterweight to current assertive foreign policy
Topic |   Cultural Revolution

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Deng Pufang, the oldest son of the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, pictured in 2012. Photo: AFP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.