Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping

He was the paramount leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1989. After Chairman Mao Zedong’s death, Deng led his country through far-reaching market-economy reforms. While Deng never held office as the head of state, head of government or General Secretary (that is, the leader of the Communist Party), he nonetheless was considered the “paramount leader” of the People’s Republic of China from December 1978 to November 1989. As the core of the second-generation leaders of the Communist Party of China, Deng shared his power with several powerful older politicians commonly known as the Eight Elders.

 

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Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu

Was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of “The Art of War”, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and Eastern philosophy. Aside from his legacy as the author of […]

Na Li

Na Li

Is a Chinese former professional tennis player, who achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 2 on the WTA Tour on 17 February 2014. Over the course of her career, Li won nine WTA singles titles, including two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open. Li’s rise to prominence […]

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he ruled as an autocrat styled the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. His Marxist-Leninist theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known […]

Lao Zi

Laozi

Was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is known as the reputed author of the “Tao Te Ching” and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. Although a legendary figure, he is usually dated to around the 6th century BC and reckoned a contemporary of […]

Jet Li

Jet Li

By his official name Li Lianje, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion. He is a naturalized Singaporean citizen. After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from Wushu at the age of 19, he […]

Tenzin Gyatso

Tenzin Gyatso

The shortened for of Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born as Lhamo Thondup, is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, which is nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas. From the time of the 5th Dalai Lama to 1959, the central […]

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