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
Michael Yahuda discusses the challenges China faces internally and
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