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Andrew Marr explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the fall and rise of Deng Xiaoping. He looks at the changing fortunes of Deng within China’s ruling Communist Party, his relationship with Chairman Mao Zedong, and the role his economic reforms played in the emergence of China as a superpower.
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12 December 2012

Classroom Ideas

Pupils could mind map China’s growing global influence today and speculate on what has created it. In pairs, pupils could devise questions for a role-play interview with Deng Xiao Ping about his ideas and motives. They could then write up their findings as a newspaper report.