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Deng Xiaoping

Data de nascimento: 22. Agosto 1904
Data de falecimento: 19. Fevereiro 1997


Deng Xiaoping foi o secretário-geral do Partido Comunista Chinês , sendo, de fato, o líder político da República Popular da China entre 1978 e 1992. É o criador do chamado socialismo de mercado, regime vigente na China moderna.

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„Gato amarelo, gato preto, contanto que pegue ratos, é um gato bom.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Mal atribuídas, em 1962, num discurso em uma reunião do Secretariado; na verdade é um provérbio Sichuan.

„Não sei se Marx aprova tudo o que estamos fazendo aqui. Mas vou encontrar-me com ele no céu e conversaremos a respeito.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping responsável pelo processo de abertura econômica da China, em 1986 Fonte: Revista Veja; Veja 2000 Especial


„Crossing the river by feeling the stones“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Misattributed or apocryphal, 摸着石头过河 (mō zhe shítou guòhé) Meaning: proceed gradually, by experimentation. Traditional saying, first used in Chinese Communist context by Chen Yun, 1980 December 16, then popularized by Deng 1984 October. Frequently misattributed to Deng. Source: Henry He, Dictionary of the Political Thought of the People's Republic of China, Routledge, 2016, ISBN 978-1-31550044-7, p. 287 Source: Evan Osnos, Boom Doctor, New Yorker, October 11, 2010: The strategy, as Chen Yun put it, was “crossing the river by feeling for the stones.” (Deng, inevitably, received credit for the expression.) Source: Chinese land reform: A world to turn upside down, The Economist, 2013 October 31 Liu Hongzhi, who oversees the scheme, quotes a famous phrase often attributed to Deng, though in fact coined by a colleague: “We are crossing the river by feeling the stones.”

„One Country, Two systems.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Misattributed or apocryphal, Actually coined by Mao Zedong, popularized by Deng Xiaoping

„Seek Truth from Facts“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Misattributed or apocryphal, Actually from the Han Shu 《漢書·河間獻王劉德傳》, not coined by Mao Zedong nor by Deng Xiaoping, popularized by various people before them.

„A basic contradiction between socialism and the market economy does not exist.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
As quoted in Daily report: People's Republic of China, Editions 240-249 (1993), p. 30 Variant: There are no fundamental contradictions between a socialist system and a market economy. Interview, Time, 4 November 1985.

„To get rich is glorious!“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Misattributed or apocryphal, Deng is commonly quoted with this phrase in western media but there is no proof that he actually said it However, this phrase in Chinese is more accurately translated as ""wealth is glorious,"" where wealth can have a very general meaning, including knowledge, personal relationships, family: anything of value. Understood this way, the quote is not as directly controversial as a ideological/political statement, and so it is not hard to believe that he really did say this.

„Let some people get rich first.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Misattributed or apocryphal, "Nanxun" (Southern Tour) of 1992. Quoted in The Economist (31 May 2001). A summarization of several quotations from Deng Xiaoping, known in Chinese as, "让一部分人先富起来", News of the Communist Party of China World Development Report 2009 The Nanxun Legacy and China's Development in the Post-Deng Era

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„It doesn't matter whether the cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
Quoted in Hung Li China's Political Situation and the Power Struggle in Peking (1977), p. 107 According to Chambers Dictionary of Quotations (1993), p. 315, this quote is from a speech at the Communist Youth League conference in July 1962.

„The United States brags about its political system, but the [American] President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
When asked about China's political stability by a group of American professors in 1983, as quoted in The Pacific Rim and the Western World: Strategic, Economic, and Cultural Perspectives (1987), p. 105

„If you open a window for fresh air, you have to expect some flies to blow in.“

—  Deng Xiaoping
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