[duhng shou-ping; Chinese dœng shyou-ping]
- 1904–97, Chinese Communist leader and China's de facto leader: held various titles in the Communist Party until his official retirement in 1989.
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- 1904–97, Chinese Communist statesman; deputy prime minister (1973–76; 1977–80) and the dominant figure in the Chinese government from 1977 until his death. He was twice removed from office (1967–73, 1976–77) and rehabilitated. He introduced economic liberalization, but suppressed demands for political reform, most notably in 1989 when over 2500 demonstrators were killed by the military in Tiananmen Square in Beijing
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