China TV series on Deng stirs questions on political openness

Please Like Us!!!
Visitors stand in front of a portrait of the late Chinese leader Deng in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s state television is airing a serial on late leader Deng Xiaoping, a rare portrayal of a top politician that state media have trumpeted as a sign the Communist Party is easing its grip on officials’ sensitive legacies. The 48-part drama series chronicles a period between 1976 and 1984, when Deng began pushing China toward market reforms that ignited its transition into the world’s second largest economy. “In recent years, China’s restricted areas of speech have obviously decreased. …


Reviews & Comments