Deng tries on a cowboy hat in Texas, 1979. Photo: AP
Richard McGregor
Opinion

Opinion

Richard McGregor

Forget Texas, China came out when Deng tipped his hat to Japan

  • The West remembers Deng Xiaoping’s trip to the US in 1979, but it was his historic visit to Japan months earlier that really opened China’s eyes to modernisation

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Deng tries on a cowboy hat in Texas, 1979. Photo: AP
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