"It does not matter if a cat is white or black, as long as it can catch mice." - Deng Xiaoping.
I have a morning meeting (it's Monday), so this will be very brief...
During the Great Leap Forward, agricultural targets were set, as well as steel production targets.
Of course, as long as Mao was alive, there was a refusal to acknowledge these failures, and in 1966 he launched the Cultural Revolution, another exercise in looking inward.
Officials such as Deng Xiaoping who warned Mao about his irresponsible running of the economy were purged.
But no man lives forever, and Mao eventually succumbed to natural attrition.
Deng took over, and one of his first actions was to open the borders.
#Nigeria will be punished for the current foolishness.
Let's be prepared.