This text presents a selection of articles from the Chinese and Hong Kong press. The 109 documents record the deepening social and political changes that have emerged in China since Tiananmen Square. The articles offer contrasting views in politics, economics, society and culture, and science and technology. They include revelations of profound social changes in Chinese society involving crime, AIDS and the profusion of new media. The book also features a historical chronology from June 1989 to early 1994 and a glossary of major political figures in the Chinese Communist Party and military.
Part One Politics: aftermath of June 4, 1989 - documents 1-4; leadership and ideology - documents 5-10; political structure - central, documents 11-18; political structure - regional and local, documants 19-26; corruption and political responsibility - documents 27-33; policy-making in China - a case study of the Three Gorges Dam, documents 34-43. Part Two Economics: the economic structure - documents 44-48; economic policy issues - documents 49-61; China and the world economy - documents 62-65. Part Three Society and Culture: social changes - documents 66-77; women and population policy - documents 78-85; public health and environment - documents 86-93; minorities - documents 94-105. Part Four Science and Technology: documents 106-109.