China’s Revolution to Riches: Photos

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Deng Xiaoping, China's former leader, center, during a visit to Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, in 1985.

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Deng Xiaoping, China's former leader, center, during a visit to Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, in 1985. Close

Deng Xiaoping, China's former leader, center, during a visit to Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, in 1985.

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Deng Xiaoping, center row third left, Yang Shangkun, center row second left, and Wang Zhen, center row third right, pose for a photograph with naval officers of the South China Sea Fleet at an undisclosed location on Jan. 26, 1984. Close

Deng Xiaoping, center row third left, Yang Shangkun, center row second left, and Wang Zhen, center row third right,... Read More

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Chen Yun, left, China's former economic planner, left, speaks with Bo Yibo, China's former vice premier, center, and Yao Yilin, then vice premier of the State Council, at an undisclosed location in 1984. Close

Chen Yun, left, China's former economic planner, left, speaks with Bo Yibo, China's former vice premier, center, and... Read More

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Top leaders of the Communist Party of China, from left: Zhou Enlai, Chen Yun, Liu Shaoqi, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Peng Zhen, chat during a meeting of the Central Committee of the CPC in Beijing in 1962. Close

Top leaders of the Communist Party of China, from left: Zhou Enlai, Chen Yun, Liu Shaoqi, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping,... Read More

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Li Xiannian, then vice premier of China, second right, looks on as Zhou Enlai, then premier, third right, addresses workers in Siyang county, Jiangsu Province, China, on May 1, 1965. Close

Li Xiannian, then vice premier of China, second right, looks on as Zhou Enlai, then premier, third right, addresses... Read More

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Song Binbin, right, daughter of Immortal Song Renqiong, pins the armband of the Red Guards on Mao Zedong at a Tiananmen Square rally in Beijing in August 1966. Close

Song Binbin, right, daughter of Immortal Song Renqiong, pins the armband of the Red Guards on Mao Zedong at a... Read More

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A statue stands in Nanniwan, Shanxi Province, China. "Nanniwan is famous, but it hasn't brought much to the locals,” said Hui Yanjun, who earns the equivalent of $400 a month administering pensions. Close

A statue stands in Nanniwan, Shanxi Province, China. "Nanniwan is famous, but it hasn't brought much to the locals,”... Read More

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Yang Shangkun, left, then China's president, and Jiang Zemin, general secretary, confer during the closing session of the 14th Chinese Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Oct. 18, 1992. Close

Yang Shangkun, left, then China's president, and Jiang Zemin, general secretary, confer during the closing session of... Read More

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Zhuo Lin, center, the widow of Deng Xiaoping, with sons Deng Pufang, left, and Deng Zhifang, third left, daughters Deng Nan, fourth left, and Deng Rong, third right, and Politburo Standing Comittee member Hu Jintao, right, attend a final rites ceremony for Deng Xiaoping off the eastern coast of China on March 2, 1997. Close

Zhuo Lin, center, the widow of Deng Xiaoping, with sons Deng Pufang, left, and Deng Zhifang, third left, daughters... Read More

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Deng Rong, left, daughter of Deng Xiaoping, meets with Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, in Moscow on Oct. 20, 2005. Close

Deng Rong, left, daughter of Deng Xiaoping, meets with Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, in Moscow on Oct. 20, 2005.

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He Ping, right, chairman of China Poly Group Corp. and son-in-law of Deng Xiaoping, seen here with Manabe Kunio, president of Sagawa Express Co., at an undisclosed location on July 30, 2003. Close

He Ping, right, chairman of China Poly Group Corp. and son-in-law of Deng Xiaoping, seen here with Manabe Kunio,... Read More

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Wang Jun, second right in glasses, former chairman of Citic Group Corp. and son of Wang Zhen, at the Dongfeng Nissan Cup at the CTS Tycoon Golf Club in Shenzhen, China, on Dec. 1, 2012. Close

Wang Jun, second right in glasses, former chairman of Citic Group Corp. and son of Wang Zhen, at the Dongfeng Nissan... Read More

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Wang Jun, 71, is considered the godfather of golf in China. He's also chairman of a Hong Kong-listed company that jointly controls a pawnshop operator and of a firm providing back-office technology services to Chinese police, customs and banks. Close

Wang Jun, 71, is considered the godfather of golf in China. He's also chairman of a Hong Kong-listed company that... Read More

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Chen Yuan, chairman of China Development Bank Corp. and son of Chen Yun, speaks with reporters in Beijing on June 6, 2012. Close

Chen Yuan, chairman of China Development Bank Corp. and son of Chen Yun, speaks with reporters in Beijing on June 6, 2012.

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Song Renqiong, second left, with son Song Kehuang, left, grandson Miller Song, center, wife Zhong Yuelin, second right, and daughter-in-law Cao Xiaochun, in Beijing, c. 1990. Song Kehuang, now 67, said his father, who died in 2005, instilled in the family a mindset that they should never flaunt their family background. Close

Song Renqiong, second left, with son Song Kehuang, left, grandson Miller Song, center, wife Zhong Yuelin, second... Read More

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Bo Xilai, back left, then China's Minister of Commerce, stands with Deng Pufang, foreground, and Deng Nan, right, children of Deng Xiaoping, during a memorial ceremony for Bo's father Bo Yibo in Beijing on Jan. 17, 2007. Close

Bo Xilai, back left, then China's Minister of Commerce, stands with Deng Pufang, foreground, and Deng Nan, right,... Read More

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Bo Guagua, left, grandson of Immortal Bo Yibo, with Chen Xiaodan, granddaughter of Immortal Chen Yun, in an undisclosed location in this undated photograph. Close

Bo Guagua, left, grandson of Immortal Bo Yibo, with Chen Xiaodan, granddaughter of Immortal Chen Yun, in an... Read More

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Chen Xiaoxin, a former board member of Abax Global Capital Ltd. and grandson of Immortal Chen Yun, is seen in this undated photograph. Close

Chen Xiaoxin, a former board member of Abax Global Capital Ltd. and grandson of Immortal Chen Yun, is seen in this undated photograph.

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Miller Song, grandson of Immortal Song Renqiong, seen here in an undated photograph. Miller Song said he was taught as a child in China never to tell others about his family background, in order to avoid special treatment. Close

Miller Song, grandson of Immortal Song Renqiong, seen here in an undated photograph. Miller Song said he was taught... Read More

Lying in a Beijing military hospital in 1990, General Wang Zhen told a visitor he felt betrayed. Decades after he risked his life fighting for an egalitarian utopia, the ideals he held as one of Communist China’s founding fathers were being undermined by the capitalist ways of his children -- business leaders in finance, aviation and computers.

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