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Modernization (1978-1988)

In 1978, Hua Guofeng is replaced by Deng Xiaoping. Under Deng, the reform and opening up of the economy starts that has made China the economic power that it is today. No more stress on revolution but on material wellbeing instead. No more politics but the freedom to have fun instead. People try to forget the Cultural Revolution. The struggle against crime and corruption now become important themes. Private entrepreneurs slowly start to become active. The posters fantasize about the great future that lies ahead: space craft, high-speed bullet trains, high-rise buildings and freeways filled with cars. All these fantasies have become reality today.

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