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01.11.2013 13:05

Setting Economic Reform in Stone, China's Way

How the die was finally cast for economic change – and subsequent decades of explosive growth – by tenacious reformists
By staff reporters Hu Shuli, Huo Kan and Yang Zheyu
 
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Reform Series:

Part II: Shifting Winds

Part III: The Words That Changed History

Part IV: Shaping Decisions, Taking Action

No one doubts that China's reform and opening campaign has been powering the nation's economic miracle for some 35 years. But in the late 1980s, the campaign's direction was seriously challenged. China was on the verge of backtracking. It came close to reviving old norms of the planned economy. And then something happened.

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