John Gittings, 6 July 1995
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“... immediate successors, his admirers in Beijing compared him to the immortal Monkey of the classic Ming Dynasty novel Journey to the West who whirls his staff and vanquishes demons ten times his size. Affectionately they called him His Excellency Deng – literally, Big Man Deng. ‘Short, chunky and physically tough’ but with a mind ‘as keen as ...”