Southern Tour Talks
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up in China. Therefore, in today’s program, we will talk about “Southern Tour Talks”.
From January 18 to February 21, 1992, Deng Xiaoping successively inspected the work in Wuchang, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Shanghai and delivered a series of important speeches in these places, generally known as Southern Tour Talks. With regard to the common concerns that haunted people, these speeches reiterated the necessity and importance of deepening reform and accelerating development, and summed up the lessons learned from more than 10 years’ reform and opening up profoundly in view of times and China’s reality. Meanwhile, relating to a series of major theoretical and practical issues, new ideas were introduced, new lines of thought were proposed and new horizons were opened. Great breakthroughs have immensely pushed forward the task of building socialism with Chinese characteristics both in theory and practice.
In a word, Deng Xiaoping’s talks during his Southern Tour play a key role in promoting China’s economic reform and social progress in the 1990s, which will contribute to China’s reform and development in the 21st Century.
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