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<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> ○ Deng Xiaoping is widely applauded for the legacy of his reform and opening-up policy. But some believe he is to blame for social problems such as corruption and wealth inequality[i].[/i]

[i]○ [i]Fans of Deng keep a relatively low-profile http://www.vapormaxflyknitpascher.com/ , especially compared to those who prefer Chairman Mao Zedong[i].[/i][/i][/i]

[i][i]○ [i]His fans believe that it was his powerful leadership that led to the success of China's reform and support upholding Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, as the core of the CPC.[/i][/i][/i]

[i][i]Visitors pay tribute to a statue of Deng Xiaoping on February 20, 2015 on Lianhua Mountain, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Photo: CFP[/i][/i]

[i][i]For Zhang Yonggang Nike VaporMax Flyknit Soldes , a resident of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, February 19 is a special day on his calendar. No matter how busy he is, he always reserves that day to commemorate the man he considers the most important figure in China's recent history - former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, who passed away on that day 20 years ago.[/i][/i]

[i][i]It takes Zhang more than one hour to get to Lianhua Mountain, where he places a bouquet of flowers at the feet of a statue of the diminutive Sichuan Province native.[/i][/i]

[i][i]Looking over Shenzhen from the mountaintop Nike VaporMax Flyknit Meilleur Prix , Zhang, 43, says he always feels that "Shenzhen is the epitome of China after introducing reforming and opening-up and it has shown the way for China's future."[/i][/i]

[i][i]Shenzhen was once a small fishing village. After being chosen as a Special Economic Zone in 1980, making it a testing ground for the reform and opening-up policy, the village became one of the nation's first-tier cities.[/i][/i]

[i][i]"In the 1980s, people would have thought that you were crazy if you said Shenzhen could compete with Hong Kong one day. But looking at its development now Nike VaporMax Flyknit Homme , the city will very likely best Hong Kong in the near future," said Zhang.[/i][/i]

[i][i]Deng, who introduced liberalizing economic reforms in the 1980s, is regarded as the chief architect of China's reform in that period. His modernization plans propelled China from backwardness to being the world's second-largest economy.[/i][/i]

[i][i]He is also recognized as the core of the second generation of Communist Party of China (CPC) leadership and has been honored for the "one country, two systems" constitutional principle he proposed in preparation for the resumption of Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong.[/i][/i]

[i][i]Ezra Vogel, an academic on issues related to China and Japan at Harvard University Nike VaporMax Flyknit Femme , wrote in his book Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China that no 20th Century leade did more to improve the lives of so many.[/i][/i]

[i][i]But beside the praise, many people blame him for the negative consequences of China's transformation, including corruption, high housing prices and wealth inequality.[/i][/i]

[i][i]"Reform meant a redistribution of interests. It's unavoidable that some people feel disappointed. But what Deng did was beneficial for most people," Zhang said. "We should look at the big picture. We shouldn't judge Deng based on personal gains and losses."[/i][/i]

[i][i]Zhang Yonggang explains to tourists how reform and opening-up has transformed Shenzhen. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Yonggang[/i][/i]

[i][i]He brought us new life

Zhang volunteers at a Shenzhen museum as a guide to tell tourists the history of how reform gave birth to modern Shenzhen.
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[i][i]He has been in this position for five years and says he is motivated by his fondness for Deng. His full-time job is to train new employees at a property management company.[/i][/i]

[i][i]"Deng was a great man. He pulled China out of chaos after the Cultural Revolution and led the Chinese people to a better-off life. So I like him," he told the Global Times.[/i][/i]

[i][i]Zhang Nike VaporMax Flyknit Utility , who was born at the end of the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), said he wasn't directly affected by many of Deng's reforms, being a child at the time, but the overall living standards of Chinese people have improved as a result of Deng's policies.[/i][/i]

[i][i]When Zhang was young, his family couldn't afford to eat pork. "Now everyday we eat like we're celebrating the Spring Festival," he said.[/i][/i]

[i][i]"But it was not easy for Deng to advance his reforms back then Nike VaporMax Flyknit Moc ," he noted.[/i][/i]

[i][i]Deng, nicknamed "Iron Company," was a survivor and hard worker. Experiencing "three ups and three downs" in his career, Deng stuck to his guns despite being purged for his advocacy of economic reform and trade with other countries.[/i][/i]

[i][i]"He was very far-sighted and had a big heart. He was so optimistic even when he was exiled from the leadership," said Zhang.[/i][/i]

[i][i]Vogel wrote that Deng's early experiences of working overseas and his leadership of various governmental sectors together with his contemplation when he was purged gave him insights into the country's problems.[/i][/i]

[i][i]While Zhang thanks Deng for his impact on all of society, Long Xiaoping Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit , a retired public servant in Hunan Province, directly benefited from Deng's decision to resume the gaokao (national college entrance examinations) which had been suspended during the Cultural Revolution.[/i][/i]

[i][i]It was Long Xiaoping's long-held dream to attend college. "At that time, entering college meant you would have a good job and a better life," he said.[/i][/i]

[i][i]When chaos started to grip the country in the late 1960s, Long, then a high school senior Nike VaporMax Flyknit , was sent to a village to work as part of the "Down to the Countryside Movement." "My dream was crushed," he said.[/i][/i]

[i][i]He then spent nearly eight years farming. When he heard the news that Deng had resumed the gaokao, he was already 30. Deng passed the examinations and was admitted to a college. After graduating, he first taught at a school and later became a public servant in Huaihua, Hunan. "It totally transformed my life," he said.[/i][/i]

[i][i]"Before I loved Deng Xiaoping because of the gaokao. Later seeing the changes he brought through reform, my fondness towards him went from an emotional level to an intellectual one," he said.[/i][/i]

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