Social Change and Political Reform in China: Meeting the Challenge of Success

  title={Social Change and Political Reform in China: Meeting the Challenge of Success},
  author={John W. Lewis and Xue Litai},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={926 - 942}
This article discusses how two decades of economic reforms have intensified popular unrest and redefined the composition, interests and political attitudes of China's ever more complex social strata. It then analyses some of the fundamental domestic and international issues facing Beijing in the course of those reforms and the social problems that have accompanied economic growth. The Communist Party has responded to the challenges generated by these problems and been forced to undertake more… 

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