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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
By United Press International

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Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2006 with 310 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2006 with 336 to follow.
By United Press International

China publishes biography of ousted leader

BEIJING, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A censored biography of the late ousted Communist Party head Hu Yaobang was published Sunday as part of celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of his birth. The first volume of the three-volume work was to go on sale in bookstores Sunday, state news ag

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2005 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2005 with 310 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2005 with 315 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2005 with 336 to follow.
By United Press International

Zhao Ziyang, former Chinese head, in coma

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- One of the highest-ranking Chinese officials to side with the country's pro-democracy movement was reported in a deep coma and close to death Saturday.

China denies Communist Zhao is dead

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Chinese government refuted media reports Tuesday former Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang had died and said he is alive, but hospitalized.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2004 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International

Taiwan welcomes Jiang's resignation

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Taiwanese officials have cautiously welcomed Jiang Zemin's resignation from his post as chairman of China's Central Military Commission. Chinese president Hu Jintao, who took over the post from Jiang, "is less likely to adopt the authoritarian leadership

China celebrates supreme leader birthday

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- China was celebrating Sunday the 100th anniversary of the birth of its late supreme leader, Deng Xiaoping, the BBC reported.

Deng's hometown gets highway link

BEIJING, June 21 (UPI) -- Chinese media announced over the weekend that the section of a national highway running through the hometown of former leader Deng Xiaoping had opened.
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Deng Xiaoping
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping lights up a cigarette in this 1985 file photo. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Deng Xiaoping (IPA: ( listen); 22 August 1904  – 19 February 1997) was a Chinese politician, statesman, theorist, and diplomat. As leader of the Communist Party of China, Deng was a reformer who led China towards a market economy. While Deng never held office as the head of state, head of government or General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (historically the highest position in Communist China), he nonetheless served as the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China from 1978 to 1992.

Born into a peasant background in Guang'an, Sichuan, China, Deng studied and worked in France in the 1920s, where he came under the influence of Marxism. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1923. Upon his return to China he worked as a political commissar in rural regions and was considered a "revolutionary veteran" of the Long March. Following the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Deng worked in Tibet and other southwestern regions to consolidate Communist control. He was also instrumental in China's economic reconstruction following the Great Leap Forward in the early 1960s. His economic policies were at odds with the political ideologies of Chairman Mao Zedong. As a result, he was purged twice during the Cultural Revolution but regained prominence in 1978 by outmaneuvering Mao's chosen successor, Hua Guofeng.

Inheriting a country fraught with social and institutional woes resulting from the Cultural Revolution and other mass political movements of the Mao era, Deng became the core of the "second generation" of Chinese leadership. He is considered "the architect" of a new brand of socialist thinking, having developed Socialism with Chinese characteristics and led Chinese economic reform through a synthesis of theories that became known as the "socialist market economy". Deng opened China to foreign investment, the global market, and limited private competition. He was generally credited with developing China into one of the fastest growing economies in the world for over thirty years and raising the standard of living of hundreds of millions of Chinese.

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