By Timothy Beardson
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81 Today, accordingly, China’s borders contain an uneasy amalgam of Han and certain ethnic groups conquered at various times, but not others. The minorities are castaways, stranded as the imperial tide receded: the Uighurs and Tibetans are in, but most Koreans, the Burmese and the Vietnamese are out. There is no obvious logic to today’s mix. Modern China’s borders are the result of accident, rather than principle or logic. There is a consensus that in 1912 a worn-out dynasty was replaced by a corrupt and inefficient Nationalist republic, which would inevitably, in its turn, fall to a vigorous proletarian revolutionary Communist movement, strong enough to purge, unify and clean up the country.
Chen Yun had been advocating using market influence in the economy since the 1950s. indd 38 29/03/13 4:56 PM The Making of Today’s China 39 been exiled from Beijing and sent to factory work during the 1970s. After the arrest of the Gang of Four, he took the lead in demanding that the Party go further and condemn the entire Cultural Revolution. The overseas media in the 1980s delighted in depicting China as engaged in a Manichaean struggle between reformers and Maoists, exemplified often in the forms of Deng and Chen.
Such a society is more likely to be misrepresented than one which conducts itself transparently. It has been under-appreciated that those who arrested the Gang of Four, scrapped Mao’s policies and later executed the coup against his chosen successor were mostly individuals who had suffered badly under the chaotic, cruel and indeed deadly Cultural Revolution and were firmly opposed to its return. Deng Xiaoping’s principal contribution, as Chinese leader, was to seek quietly to drop ideology and adopt pragmatism as guiding policy.
Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future by Timothy Beardson