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The Impact of the Tiananmen Crisis on China's Economic Transition

Barry Naughton
p. 63-78

Abstract

The social and economic model that emerged out of the Tiananmen crisis was profoundly different from that contemplated on the eve of Tiananmen. China made a firm transition to a high-input, high investment, high growth model of development. The broad but vague social consensus in favour of political and economic reforms that underlay the Tiananmen protests crumbled, while the economy boomed and some people became much better off. In the post- Tiananmen period a strong economic logic and a strong political logic coincided to produce a policy regime that was remarkably consistent and strongly self-replicating.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Barry Naughton, « The Impact of the Tiananmen Crisis on China's Economic Transition », China Perspectives, 2009/2 | 2009, 63-78.

Electronic reference

Barry Naughton, « The Impact of the Tiananmen Crisis on China's Economic Transition », China Perspectives [Online], 2009/2 | 2009, Online since 01 June 2011, connection on 19 October 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/4807

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About the author

Barry Naughton

So Kwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

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