The Political Reform

  • Eugenio Bregolat


It was in August 1980 during a speech to a meeting of the extended Politburo entitled “On the Reform of the System of Party and State Leadership” that Deng Xiaoping dealt at length with political reform, laying down its foundations. 1 Deng said:

When we first raised the question of reform we had in mind, among other things, reform of the political structure … The reform of the political structure and the reform of the economic structure are interdependent and should be coordinated. Without political reform, economic reform cannot succeed … If we fail to do that, the growth of the productive forces will be stunted and our drive for modernisation will be impeded.


Economic Reform Liberal Democracy Cultural Revolution Socialist Democracy Political Reform 
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