Chinese New year is here tomorrow and 2008 is the year of the rat. The rat is not considered as evil as it is in the USA. If it were we could all hang pictures of Deng Xiaoping, possibly the worst ruler China ever had. He had no official position outside of this council of elders who were supposed to be advisors only. Yet he was able to fire two members of the politburo for not voting for marshal law and the crack down on Tiananmen Square . He ruled China the way Al Capone ruled Chicago. This can be seen in what is now known as the Tiananmen Square papers.