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Socialist Development in China

Socialist Development in China A Comment Premen Addy FEW would disagree with Ajit Singh's contention ("Political Economy of Socialist Development in China since 1949" November 24, 1974), that China's social and economic progress in the almost 25 years of liberation has been remarkable; neither would his observation that, "apart from the intrinsic interest of what is happening to 800 million people, a quarter of mankind, the story of Chinese economic developiment has important implications for today's underdeveloped countries" be a subject of grave dispute. It is when he steps on to altogether thornier ground by asserting that China is well on the way to creating a 'socialist man', that the Maoist model of society is worthy of emulation not only in the backward Third World but also in Western Europe and North America, that he lays himself open to challenge.

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