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Unformatted text preview: Tiannanmen incident scars and continuously affects Western views of China. In Soviet Union, they began with political reform prior to successful economic reform. Had issues, economy collapsed. In China, they are held to be much more intelligent, reform economy first before politics. Political reform is slow, gradual. Hard to extricate oneself from a centrally planned economy. Gradualism vs Incrementalism Chinese had flourishing private sector when they were regressing from central economy. Dec 1970, Deng victorious, takes over reins of party. "Seek truth from facts" Criticised ideologies as theology, forbidden zones -> China has to open up. Debate about China's future, thinking about alternatives. Mao's doctrine were rejected as incorrect....
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- Fall '10