Abraham M. Denmark

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People pose in front of a billboard featuring China’s late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the country’s “reform and opening up” policy on Monday. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

Forty years ago, an event occurred that few Americans know anything about. What happened Dec. 18, 1978, nonetheless would prove as geopolitically significant for the 21st century as the fall of the Berlin Wall was for the last century. This was the day Deng Xiaoping — who had recently emerged as China’s new leader in the aftermath of the death of Chairman Mao Zedong — opened a top leadership meeting that would put China on a new course, and unalterably change the contours of global geopolitics.

Deng laid out the foundations for China’s success

This meeting — known officially as the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China — brought to an end decades of suffering by the Chinese people under Mao’s mismanagement and disastrous campaigns.…  Seguir leyendo »