ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Legacy of Deng Xiaoping

Nirmal Kumar Chandra Having lived through the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, Deng abhorred 'turmoil' and was a great believer in 'stability'. The Tiananmen Square incidents convinced him that he had made a wrong choice in pinning his hope on the liberals. He decided to put his weight behind the Zemin-Peng team and did not budge even when his own progeny came under a cloud. Yet there is a big question mark over Deng's legacy: Is Deng's doctrine of 'one country, two systems' tenable in the long run?

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