Deng Rong in Bad Kissingen, Germany, in 2006
|Deputy President of the China Association for International Friendly Contact (Chinese: 中国国际友好联合会)|
Assumed office |
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Education||Beijing Medical College|
Deng stated in an interview in 2004 that her father never spoke of official business at home and that her siblings and herself had no idea what Deng Xiaoping did at work, even though several guards stood sentry in their courtyard home.
From 1984 to 1990, Deng held the official position of Deputy Director of the Policy Research Office of the General Office of the National People's Congress. She also served as Deng Xiaoping's confidential secretary from early 1989.
During one of the most severe flooding incidents in Henan in August 1975, Li Xiannian called Deng Xiaoping to inform him that several dams had burst. Deng Rong answered the phone and refused to allow Li to speak with her father. In the first call, she said that Deng Xiaoping was sleeping; on the second call, she hung up. The paramount leader was allegedly playing Mahjong at the time. This was one of the reasons Deng Xiaoping was criticised for delaying rescue operations.
- Wang Duoruo 王笃若 (18 April 2016). "Deng jia houdai neng fuzhi Deng Xiaoping? 邓家后代能复制邓小平？ [Can the descendants of the Deng family reproduce Deng Xiaoping?]". Aboluo Net. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
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- China Newsweek (20 August 2004). "My Father, Deng Xiaoping". Translated by Wang Ruyue; Yuan Fang; Li Shen. China.org. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "Deng Rong 邓榕". China Association for International Friendly Contact. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- Shi 石, Lei 磊 (27 August 2011). "Deng Xiaoping da majiang bu li Henan gaoji 鄧小平打麻將不理河南告急 [Deng Xiaoping plays mahjong while ignoring a state of emergency in Henan]". OPEN. Retrieved 16 January 2017.