19 December 2008

Great Hall of the People

Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party on Dec. 18 celebrated the 30th anniversary of the changes in economic policy that transformed the country into a manufacturing and trading giant after new political leadership permitted private businesses and entrepreneurs, not just state-owned heavy industry. Above, soldiers, most probably unaware of the hardships of life before 1978, listened to speeches in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

China's Long Boom Threatened - A NY Times slideshow.

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