Some private ownership of businesses was allowed to make and keep profits. Outcome: Crop production increases Outcome: Increases industrial production Outcome: Helps Chinese
businesses and industries to modernize. Outcome: The amount and quality of goods increases When Chinese students began to learn about democracy they wanted more political freedom and civil rights for the Chinese people. In Beijing in 1989, large numbers of Chinese peacefully protested in Tiananmen Square for more democracy. Angered by these demonstrations, the government sent in tanks and soldiers. As the world watched, Premier Li Peng ordered tens of thousands of troops into the square to break up the demonstrations. Many students were killed; others were executed after brief trials. Still others were arrested or never heard of again. “The Tiananmen Square Massacre” showed the world what Deng and the Chinese government would do when they believed that the Communist system was being threatened. Directions: Using complete sentences, answer the following questions based on the reading. 1. Discuss how Deng Xiaoping tried to modernize China. China didn’t have any industries which could produce these ‘stuff’ for people. And that’s how industrial revolution in China started. To attract foreign investors, Deng Xiaoping decreased the tax to half. Manufacturers could hire or fire anyone on their choice. Industries would decided the pay scale. If a problem arises, government would quickly solve their problems.
- Fall '15