November 14, 1993 |
Chinese senior leader Deng Xiaoping seems to be taking rumors of his imminent death in stride. The 89-year-old leader walks a few miles daily and is "very healthy," his son, Deng Pufang, was quoted by the official New China News Agency as saying. The younger Deng made the comments in Seoul during a meeting Thursday with South Korean President Kim Young-Sam, according to the report. It appeared Friday in Shanghai newspapers.
July 28, 1989 |
The Communist Party today shut down two state-owned conglomerates, including one linked to the son of senior leader Deng Xiaoping, and ordered an end to many of the special privileges enjoyed by high officials. Imported luxury cars, special supplies of food, pleasure trips abroad and rounds of banqueting all must come to an end, the party Politburo ordered in its most serious attack yet on endemic corruption that has cost the party much popular support.
January 19, 1989 |
The disabled son of China's senior leader Deng Xiaoping denied Wednesday that he had money in foreign bank accounts or that his welfare fund for handicapped people had been embroiled in a financial scandal. Deng Pufang, 45, who has been confined to a wheelchair since radical Red Guards threw him from a window in 1968, told a press conference that he founded Kang Hua, an industrial company, in 1984 but left its management three years later.
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October 16, 1987 |
Deng Pufang has been wheelchair bound and in almost constant pain since he was thrown from a fourth-floor window by Red Guards during the bloody Cultural Revolution of 1968. Yet it has not stopped the son of China's leader, Deng Xiaoping, from embarking on what he considers a vital mission, a three-week trip to America to help increase public consciousness about the rights and concerns of the handicapped.
July 24, 1987 |
Deng Pufang, the disabled son of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, will visit the United States and Canada in October, a U.S. Embassy official said Thursday. Deng Pufang, 43, director of the China Welfare Fund for the Handicapped, will arrive in the United States on Oct. 1 for a private, three-week visit after spending two weeks in Canada, embassy official Nancy Tucker said. Deng will also be examined by a doctor in Canada.
July 23, 1987 |
The article in the People's Daily was startling for its candor. "We have children who chase crippled people down the street and lob stones at them, or gather together to jeer and hoot. Not only children, but even some (Communist) party cadres sneer at handicapped people," the article said. "As far as handicapped people are concerned, China is relatively backward."