Late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping (right) and then Shanghai party boss Zhu Rongji visit Shanghai Volkswagen in February 1991. Photo: Handout.

The inside story of the propaganda fightback for Deng Xiaoping’s market reforms in China

  • Deng Xiaoping’s push for “reform and opening up” launched China’s rise from the wreckage of the Cultural Revolution to the world’s second-biggest economy
  • To mark the 40th anniversary of the start of the process, the South China Morning Post takes an in-depth look at the forces that shaped that transformation
Topic |   40 years of reform and opening up

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Late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping (right) and then Shanghai party boss Zhu Rongji visit Shanghai Volkswagen in February 1991. Photo: Handout.
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