The domestic origins and global implications of China’s reform and opening up

Dr Zhu Ming
Visiting scholar, Centre for Africa-China Studies, University of Johannesburg
October 2019

THE year 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening up of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the PRC’s establishment. In this Occasional Paper, Dr Zhu Ming a researcher at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and a visiting Scholar at the CACS, looks back at China’s astounding development during the past four decades, but also the increasingly complex challengess it is likely to face in the future.