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By David Wen-Wei Chang

According to interviews, box journeys to factories and rural communes, this can be an try to determine the political heritage of China and its destiny devleopment. smooth China has passed through levels of chaos and trouble. From the empire to a democratic republic, and to a Sovietized-Marxian dictatorship and eventually to Dengist de-centraliziing reform, the state tragically has paid a excessive toll in sacrifice. The reformers this present day are obvious to function with no new ideological stand. until eventually a brand new "idelogical repair" replaces its present void, the regime won't abandon its superficial adherence to Mao Zedong notion. Even Deng's "socialist democracy" and "socialism with chinese language features" must watch for their destiny sophisticated definitions and precise contents.

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Concrete methods of economic restructuring still 'remain experimental'. ' 2. His confidence in the future success of the Seventh Economic Plan. Seven per cent economic rate of increase annually is not too high. Faster growth creates too many management problems. Our main emphasis is on management skill, product quality and economic and social efficiency. If our economic structural reform can achieve regularised continuity, stability and harmonious development, we will, then, feel sure of reaching our growth goal fixed for the year 2000.

It is clear Deng hirnself refuses to become another Mao, but health and mental capacity often work against the best interests. How did Deng achieve this unique leadership position? There are a few important factors which suggest explanation. First of all, it was a matter of destiny that Deng's experience and positions before the cultural revolution had given hirn unique advantages over many other well-known purged politicians, such as Peng Zhen, the former Mayor of Beijing, and Chen Yun, the former chairman of Economic Planning Commission.

For example, will there be a constitutional separation of powers between the party, the executive, the legislature and the judiciary? Can we assurne that China will abandon the Soviet model of institutions and politics? Will there be open competition in the election process, such as an open system of nomination of candidates and campaign activities of different political parties? Can the Chinese legislative body acquire equality in policy making with the State Council? Can judicial process be free of political and ideological influence to apply law and punishment on the basis of the rule of law only?

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