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Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese proverb
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
China may be growing slowly and it may have flaws, but it is still the precious diamond known as the middle kingdom. China with its current trajectory could be the next superpower, if it didn't have the flaws.
In 1945 just after the War of Resistance against Japan, China was boiling with civil war. The country was dividing into different factions. The dominate group known as the CCP crushed the opposition and forced the Republic of China to remove to Taiwan. Then man who said "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun," Mao Zedong proclaimed at Tiananmen Square in Beijing the founding of the People's Republic of China. This was very important because it was the first reuniting after that fall of the last Chinese dynasty. It ushered in an era of reform and modernization.
The first steps toward modernization taken were in social and economic reform. This led to equality of women and language reform of the Chinese dialect. The effort was to have all of china literate. In the area of foreign affairs, the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance with the Soviet Union was a significant time of diplomatic relations for years. The Soviet Union assisted in China's industrialization program, education and foreign relations. China in its effort to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea clearly showed were it had drawn its political lines.
From 1953-1957 was a transition period, moving from Democratic society to a more Socialist society. This also was the time of planned industrialization, started by meeting of the First National People's Congress. During this time they wanted to have good feelings among all nations. There was a brief period of freedom of expression known as... [continues]
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