reform and opening

Outspoken Tycoon Sun Dawu Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Sun Dawu has been sentenced to prison for 18 years and fined 3.11 million yuan for “gathering a crowd to storm state institutions, obstructing public service, picking quarrels and provoking troubles, disrupting production and...

In Shenzhen Speech, Xi Redefines “Opening Up”

Xi Jinping’s speech on the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone—the first of China’s market reform policy SEZs—outlined his vision for an increasingly domestically-oriented economy, better able...

China Then and Now

Since Deng Xiaoping initiated market reforms over three decades ago, China has transformed from an...

Translation: “Chinese Dream” Campaign in Beijing

Xi Jinping introduced the “Chinese Dream” last December, after he became chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and before he took on the Chinese presidency. He often dovetails speeches about the “Chinese Dream” with the...

China’s Generation Gaps

As income inequality in China grows increasingly urgent, James Palmer examines another divide in Chinese society less frequently scrutinized in the West: the generation gap between young Chinese and their parents, which one...

Video: America's First China Correspondents After 1979

USC’s US-China Institute is offering an almost hour-long video from its ‘Assignment: China’ project on American media coverage of the People’s Republic. It was 1979. The U.S. and China had just...

China’s New Cultural Revolution

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair writes in the Wall Street Journal about China’s great strides in recent history: A few weeks ago, when I was in Guizhou province outside Guiyang city, standing in a small village to...

The Party’s Not Over

In Foreign Policy, John Lee looks at why the “reform period” in China has lasted so long with no end in sight: China’s leaders since Deng have been telling the world that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will...

Party Time for China

Asia Times Online published a story that discusses an article in China Business Journal last week which said that after 30 years of economic reforms, China may start discussing new “land reforms.” While major policy...

China’s Challenges Demand its Leaders be Bold

In The Times, Rosemary Righter takes stock of the Chinese economy almost 30 years after Deng Xiaoping launched the reform and opening policy: To outsiders, 8 per cent still looks awe-inspiring – and a success for the...

Moving Pictures

In Good Magazine (which recently published an issue devoted to China), film maker Jia Zhangke writes about growing up during the reform era and its influence on his movies: …Because those first years of reform, from 1978...

Great leaps and bounds – Martin Jacques

In the Guardian, Martin Jacques reviews “The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market” by John Gittings: Gittings is one of that rare breed of journalists who has maintained a specialist interest in his subject for so long and with such thoroughness that he commands the respect of academic specialists and journalists alike. In […]


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