|Title||Why China fears Deng’s death FOREIGN AFFAIRS / China’s economy may live up to World Bank predictions of stunning growth, but it’s political stability everyone wants. Even dissidents pray that Deng Xiaoping holds on for a few more years. THE LEGACY O|
|Year of Publication||1996|
Chinese pulp fiction written the year after Tiananmen. The story is too far-fetched to be true, perhaps, but the anxiety on which it plays is real. BBC journalist uses the novel in the final chapter of his exhaustive account of China since 1989 to talk about what many Chinese dread most – the death of . The architect of China’s unique combination of reform and repression, Deng is now in his early nineties.