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Title: Society must be defended: Reform, openness, and social policy in China
Authors: Zheng, Y. 
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Zheng, Y. (2010). Society must be defended: Reform, openness, and social policy in China. Journal of Contemporary China 19 (67) : 799-818. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper examines China's transformation from different perspectives, including economic, social and political, and discusses how these transformations are linked to the country's open-door policy. The paper argues that the most powerful driving force behind China's rapid transformation is its openness. At the domestic level, openness creates an institutional environment in which different existing factors reorganize themselves, thus providing new dynamics for change. At the international level, openness links China and the world together, and the interplay between China and the world produces an external dynamism for China's internal changes. Openness, however, has led to social injustice. Society often becomes the weakest link in the process of globalization and opening up; therefore, it must be defended by all means and in all major policy areas. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Journal of Contemporary China
ISSN: 10670564
DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2010.508579
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