The new China

Print edition : May 25, 2018

A portrait of Deng Xiaoping and the skyline of Shenzhen in Guangdong province of China. Deng and those who shared power with him were convinced about the advantages of the market in the production process and so could boldly declare that China would be a "socialist market economy". Photo: GETTY IMAGES

A peanut field in Liaocheng in China's eastern Shandong province. The diversification of the rural economy became part of the new strategy. Photo: AFP

The book deals with the role of the Communist Party of China and the manner in which it exercises control over all aspects of the Chinese polity, economy and society.
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