22/07/1977 Deng Xiaoping returns to power in China
Deng Xiaoping's legacy celebrated in China
TVB Hong Kong 1977 - A snapshot in Chinese history the start of the Deng era
Former President Jimmy Carter reflects on Deng Xiaoping
In July 1977, Deng was restored to the posts of Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Military Commission and Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army. Deng repudiated the Cultural Revolution and, in 1977, launched the "Beijing Spring", which allowed open criticism of the excesses and suffering that had occurred during the period.