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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 2/25/2009
Career Data Updated: 2/25/2009

PHOTO: Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping 邓小平
Former Chairman of PRC
Born: 1904
Died: 1997

Biography Highlight

Deng Xiaoping, Han nationality (Hakka), was born Deng Xixian in 1904 in Guang'an county, Sichuan province. He went to France in 1920, where he worked, studied, discovered Marxism-Leninism, and joined the CPC in 1924. Deng spent part of 1926 studying at the Sun Yat-sen University in Moscow, before returning to China in 1927.

Recent Career Data

1987—1989 Chairman, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1983—1990 Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
1982—1987 Chairman, 12th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1982—1987 Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1981—1982 Chairman, 11th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
1978—1983 Chairman, 5th CPPCC, National Committee
1977—1982 Member, 11th CPC, Central Committee
1975—1980 Head, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
1973—1977 Member, 10th CPC, Central Committee
1956—1969 Secretary-General, 8th CPC, Central Committee

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