CHINA: We Learned from Our Suffering

Chinese tell of the momentous changes sweeping their nation

Will it work? And how far can it go? These are the questions that the Chinese keep asking as their leaders search for ways to modernize the world's most populous nation. In the past two years these leaders have abandoned a rigid ideology in favor of a relatively freewheeling pragmatism. Communist economic policies have been modified to give greater initiative to local factories and farms. The government has offered new latitude for artists and writers, and it has risked sending thousands of...

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