This author has known Deng Pufang since we were schoolmates at Beijing University in the late 1960s: The young Deng is a man with a good mind and a keen political sense, but his disabled body keeps him from much public activity. During his latest visit to Canada, Deng Pufang was reported as making some remarks about his father, whom he perhaps knew better than anybody else: “My father’s thinking on politics seems to have recently reached a status of luhuo chunqing, or supreme maturity. When he said those who did not want reforms had to go, he did not exactly mean those who defied reforms had to go. You shouldn’t take his words too literally. There may be something beyond words, that you cannot hear but you can just feel.” 1