He wanted to ensure a smooth transfer of power to his successors-deng xiaoping was a chinese revolutionary, politician, reformer, and the eventual leader of the communist party of china. he is recognized for developing the socialist market economy, which is simply socialism with uniquely chinese characteristics. he appointed capable leaders to the government early on during his time in office to ensure the continuation of his programs. similarly, he retired early from his lower position holdings to ensure an easy and smooth replacement after his departure. all his attempts for a smooth removal of him failed, leaving china unstable after his death.