Did Deng Xiaoping say “There is oil in the Middle East there is rare earth in China”?
September 5, 2009 1:03 AM Subscribe
Deng Xiaoping 1992: “There is oil in the Middle East there is rare earth in China.” Where? Why? When? Anybody have a good reference?
posted by priorpark17 to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I often see it stated that Deng Xiaoping in 1992 (or 1997) said “There is oil in the Middle East there is rare earth in China.”
Sometimes the quote is "The Middle East has the oil we have the rare metals".
Just occasionally the quote is attributed to Mao.
Where does this quote come from? Does anybody have an official looking reference.
In the nicest possible way...let us not get into a discussion about whether or not it is accurate and use a lot of words ending in "ium" and discuss the various battery technologies.