Challenges in China: Security and Order
Michael Yahuda

Editors Introduction
China faces many challenges in a new international environment, most of which stem from the end of the Cold War rather than from the events of September 11, 2001. In this lecture Michael Yahuda, professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, explores the challenges China faces. He argues that for most Chinese, the major turning point was first the program of economic reform and openness that was started under Deng Xiaopeng in 1978, and second the dual effect of the Tiananmen massacre and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. Since then, Yahuda says, the real challenges China faced have come from within and China's security problems have been domestic rather than external.

Michael Yahuda discusses the challenges China faces internally and externally.


This feature is taken from a lecture delivered at the London School of Economics and Political Science on. Copyright, The London School of Economics and Political Science.