Big Deng, Little Deng

Penang's Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng reminded me of Big Deng when he uttered this:We urge the Opposition leader to be like a cat, to be competent and rationale towards all races because as what China’s great leader Deng Xiao Ping had said, ‘it doesn’t matter whether the cat is white or black as long as it is efficient in catching mice. Big Deng of course, refers to Deng Xiao Ping, the prominent Chinese revolutionary, politician, pragmatist and reformer and the leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) of the People's Republic of China from 1978 to the early 1990s. Deng Xiao Ping was said to have developed Socialism with Chinese characteristics and Chinese economic reform and by partially opening up China to the global market, was generally credited with turning China into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. At the time when Deng Xiao Ping was in power, the songs of an influential Taiwanese songbird, Teresa popularly known as Teresa Teng Lijun was so popular in China that it was said that by day, Deng Xiao Ping rules China, but by night, Teng Lijun rules. Teresa who was vastly popular for her folk songs and romantic ballads among all Chinese-speaking countries and in Japan too, had the same family name as Deng Xiao Ping and she was of course, the little Deng.

Deng Xiao Ping
An evergreen from Teresa Teng, The Moon Represents My Heart...

Comments

Liudmila said…
And I think, the modern musik has not differences in all nations. Where you go, hear the same melodies. More or less. Mmmm...
footiam said…
I think so too. Some Chinese music try to incorporate the sounds of traditonal instruments into it . As for the song in this post, it is very popular among Chinese and still is.

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