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“China’s Reform and Opening Up: Four Decades of Legacies and Lessons” Conference

February 8, 2019  |  8:10 am - 4:20 pm  |  LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.124

China is commemorating four decades since it turned away from Mao Zedong Thought, and toward the blend of market and socialist policies initiated in 1978 by Deng Xiaoping collectively known as Reform and Opening Up. Over that time, much has changed. China has gone from mostly rural to mostly urban, from poor to middle income, and from militarily weak to powerful.

Videos from the event are available for panel 1, panel 2, panel 3

Photos from the event can be found here.


On Friday, February 8, 2019, the Strauss Center was pleased to present this public conference at which senior scholars discussed and reflected on the domestic and international policy legacies of China’s economic, political, and military development from the 1970s until today. Speakers also examinee lessons policymakers in Beijing and other countries can take from China’s development experience. This conference was co-sponsored by the the Center for East Asian Studies. 

Please find the agenda for the conference here. Speaker biographies are available here. The audio for the event can be found below.



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