Week 6-1 Tiananmen

Week 6-1 Tiananmen - 39 48 China81 Russia93 Japan79...

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POLC 3020: Week 6 (1) The 1989 Tiananmen Protest Sept. 27, 2010
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What were the main reasons of dissatisfaction and protests among Chinese urban residents in 1989? How did the Chinese government deal with the demonstrations? Question
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Li Peng Chen Yun Hu Yao-bang Zhao Zi-yang Conservatives Pragmatic Reformers
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The Tiananmen Mass Movement (1989) Background of the Incident Reminiscent of the May Fourth Movement (1919) Uncontrolled inflation of more than 30% Widespread Official Corruption Conflicts between Reformers and Conservatives Fear of the gradual erosion of socialist moral values The speed of the privatization of enterprises Debates over political reform A Rising Wave of Intellectual Discontent and Criticism of the Regime
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China’s GDP per capita Growth Rate
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Sociopolitical Consequences of Reform Inequality Interregional & Intraregional Inequality
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Income Inequality in Selected Countries 17 22 22 23 25 27 28 31 38
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Unformatted text preview: 39 48 China81 Russia93 Japan79 Germany89 India94 Egypt91 US94 Nigeria92 China98 Mexico92 Brazil95 % total income by top 10% richest The Tiananmen Mass Movement (1989) • The State of Dissent in the 1990s – No Mover Vigorous Call for Democracy • Uncontrolled inflation of more than 30% – Democracy as a Means, not as a Goal • While student demonstrators demanded political reform and were against party-government corruption and nepotism 20 years ago, the major concerns for the people in general were inflation and corruption. Perceived Reform Speed (1987~1999) 27 27 35 53 50 39 33 30 46 45 36 25 13 22 33 50 27 27 28 21 16 17 20 14 1 1 1 21 22 14 6 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 87-5 n=2576 87-10 n=2438 88-5 n=2577 88-10 n=2176 89-5 n=2143 89-10 n=2020 91-11 n=2520 99-10 n=1820 don' t know t oo sl ow j ust r i ght t oo f ast * Sources: ESRIC Surveys and the 1999 Six-City Survey...
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Week 6-1 Tiananmen - 39 48 China81 Russia93 Japan79...

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