Soviet Army tanks parked near an entrance to the Kremlin in Moscow after a coup toppled President Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991. 
Photo: AFP
Soviet Army tanks parked near an entrance to the Kremlin in Moscow after a coup toppled President Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991. Photo: AFP
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

My Take by Zhou Xin

China’s greatest lesson from the Soviet Union’s downfall: economy is key

  • The root problem of the USSR’s demise was its failure to give its people enough wealth, both physically and spiritually
  • China’s influence on the world stage and the support of its people at home are still largely built upon economic achievements

Soviet Army tanks parked near an entrance to the Kremlin in Moscow after a coup toppled President Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991. 
Photo: AFP
Soviet Army tanks parked near an entrance to the Kremlin in Moscow after a coup toppled President Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991. Photo: AFP
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