Learn from Deng's diplomacy

Although seventeen years have elapsed since Deng's passing away in 1997, China is still forging ahead in the overall direction of reform and opening-up to the outside world that Deng charted for China after he became the paramount leader at the end of the 1970s. more ]

Revisiting Deng and the socialist market economy

China has come a very long way since Deng Xiaoping articulated his vision of a reformed and modern China in December 1978. More than 35 years after the historical Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in December 1978, "socialist market economy" has become a frequently used phrase in modern economic and development literature. more ]

Scholars explore Deng's impact

Ranging from Deng's life and thought to the history of reform in China, the overseas studies of this former Chinese leader have undeniably shed new light on not only his own political, economic, cultural, military, and, diplomatic thought, but also on his important theories including the “One Country, Two Systems” policy that successfully enabled Hong Kong’s smooth return to the Motherland. more ]

Carry on institutional reform

By directing China's reform and opening-up since 1978 and innovating socialism with Chinese characteristics, the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made a breakthrough in improving the institutional building of modern China, leading the country from the rule of man to the rule of law. more ]

Development is still priority

Deng, known as the architect of China's reform and opening-up, has left us many well-known sayings that can be boiled down to the emancipation of the mind and pragmatism. It was by emancipation of the mind that the class-struggle mindset, which had been dominant for nearly three decades since the founding of New China, was discarded in the late 1970s and early 1980s. more ]

Deng's legacy of "strategic thinking" critical for current China

Deng and his comrades saved China at a critical time in the country's history, not by small repairs, but with systematic methods and visionary designs. Deng's reform concerned almost all aspects of the country, from science and technology to ideologies, from industrial powerhouses to the most rural areas. more ]

People's wisdom and the world are key for China's development

Friday is the 110th anniversary of Deng’s birth. Deng is the architect of China’s reform. But he seldom regarded China’s development as his feat. He thought the reform and opening-up was born out of the collective wisdom of the Chinese people. Deng also stressed China should always keep in touch with the world, not blindly believe all foreign countries are barbarian, and China must always be ready to learn from the developed countries. more ]

Chinese paper highlights justice, necessity in reform

It was Deng's outcry that China's socialist cause and modernization drive would be ruined without reform. It was this outcry that started the reform campaign for which Deng is best known, the piece read. China's reform drive was launched amid a stumbling and underdeveloped economy in the wake of the disastrous Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). more ]