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By David Wen-Wei Chang

According to interviews, box journeys to factories and rural communes, this is often an try and check the political historical past of China and its destiny devleopment. sleek China has passed through levels of chaos and main issue. 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 noticeable to function with out a 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 subtle definitions and actual contents.

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Will there not be conflicts and crises in China between the four cardinal principles and the broad ideology ofWestern democracy? How can the four cardinal principles be implemented by the future leaders who will be influenced by their contacts with and knowledge of the non-communist world? What is a 'spiritual pollution' from the West, or Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Japan? Why have the people, young and old, been so easily influenced by the so-called 'spiritual pollution' in so short a time since the opening of the nation to the outside world?

His determination to return to power after Mao's death was based on his desire to again continue his reform work for a modernised China by the year 2000. This goal has now included a new target to 'redouble the GNP by year 2000'. The dimension of his leadership is wide and inclusive. His goal is to create material progress and spiritual advancement in the quality oflife. Besides the living standard, the cultural, moral and recreational activities of the people have also been much stressed in Chinese media campaign.

For example, constitutional guarantees for fundamental human rights, basic political rights of participation and Introduction 17 criticism, and freedom of the press and assembly, etc. are essential individual rights which must be enforced by the government on behalf of every citizen. Such rights are in conformity with the human rights charter of the United Nations. How can China avoid value conflicts of this sort in dealing with the foreign nations whose people are coming into individual contact with Chinese citizens in China and abroad?

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