CAPS 282 - 1980s Chinese FP

CAPS 282 - 1980s Chinese FP - Chinese Foreign Policy during...

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Chinese Foreign Policy during the 1980s: - Emphasis on stability o US: Improved relations w/ India o US concerns about Chinese arms sales: missiles to Iran in 1987, other sales to Pakistan, Syria, Lybia - Chinese military supplement budget? - China: belief that US markets not opening fast enough o Interested in GATT WTO - human rights questions o demonstrations in Tibet o family planning (US conservatives opposed, citing problems w/ abortion) - immigration & espionage o students - China fairly stable in 1980s - US helped to modernize People’s Liberation Army - Countries shared satellite data about USSR - 1986: US part of Call to China - Domestic Woes: o Rampant corruption o 15% inflation in 1988 - 1987: demonstrations in Shanghai - rifts in leadership become apparent: o Hu Yao Bang ousted in 1987 (too reformist for Deng’s comfort) o Zhao Ziyang was favored successor in 1989 - 1989 Protests - April 15, 1989: Deng dies suddenly o Public blames CCP for death; becomes rallying point for protests - students of Beida, Beijing U’s occupy Tiananmen o
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  • Spring '08
  • Deng Xiaoping, People's Liberation Army, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Zhao Ziyang, Chinese military supplement

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