Here's an interview with the People's Daily in Beijing covering a broad range of topics. Carter's defence of Peace Not Apartheid is quite effective here.
'People's Daily: Can you tell me your impression of Deng Xiaoping (from) his visit to the White House and your later meetings with him in China?
Carter: He was a strong man. He was a great and wise man. He was courageous. And he was very honest and frank.'
People's Daily: Also a very heavy smoker?
Carter: He was that. That's one thing that I didn't like.'