Deng directs attack at Chinese leftists

Vice-Chairman Deng Xiaoping has unleashed a fierce attack against Maoist supporters in the Communist Party, accusing them of leftist ''liberalism'' and warning that a new Cultural Revolution could destroy China's achievements.

The attack, appearing in a party journal, followed a major speech Tuesday by Premier Zhao Ziyang, who warned that bourgeois ideology was spreading. The twin attacks appeared certain to sharpen a growing ideological struggle within the party headed by Mr. Deng.

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