• Shaun Gerard Breslin


Given the magnitude of the changes that took place in China in the 1980s, the reform experiment was an overall success. Economically, China recovered from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution and achieved rates of growth that warranted great attention from competitor and investor states alike. Political achievements over the decade may be harder to identify, particularly given the turmoil of June 1989. Nevertheless, although the CCP’s continued grip on power may not be greeted with unanimous applause around the world, it certainly marks a success by the party’s own criteria, and stands in stark contrast to the fate of ruling communist parties further west.


Cultural Revolution Chinese Economy Coastal Province Central Leader Administrative Control 
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© Shaun Gerard Breslin 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaun Gerard Breslin
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  1. 1.Newcastle East Asia CentreUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

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