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Jan 24—29,1984: Deng Xiaoping visits Shenzhen and Zhuhai

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Jan 24—29, 1984: Deng Xiaoping visits Shenzhen and Zhuhai

From Jan 24 to Jan 29, 1984, Deng Xiaoping visited two special economic zones: Shenzhen and Zhuhai. From Feb 7 to Feb 10, 1984, he inspected the Xiamen Special Economic Zone while it was under construction. During the visit, Deng Xiaoping wrote a description for the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. "Shenzhen's development and experience prove that the policy of establishing special economic zones is correct," he wrote. His description for Zhuhai was: "The Zhuhai Special Economic Zone is good." He also provided a description for Xiamen as "developing the Special Economic Zone better and more quickly." On Feb 24, Deng talked with several colleagues to discuss how to run the economic zones well and increase the number of "open" cities. "Our guiding ideology of establishing special economic zones and implementing open policy is not to close, but to open. The Special Economic Zone is the window of technology, management, knowledge, and opening. In addition to the existing special economic zones, we might consider opening several port cities such as Dalian and Qingdao. We also plan to develop Hainan Island," he said. "Let parts of regions get rich; egalitarianism is not going to work".

Jan 24—29, 1994: The CPC Central Committee holds a conference on national publicity and ideological work in Beijing

Jiang Zemin pointed out at the meeting that propaganda and ideological work should arm people with scientific theory, provide people with correct media guidance, imbue people with lofty ideals, and inspire people with excellent works, training the people from generation to generation with ideals, ethics, culture and discipline who can play a strong ideological role and public opinion role in the building of the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

CPC Heroes

Zhu De

Zhu De, born in Yilong County of Sichuan Province in 1886 and passed away in 1976, is a great Marxist, proletarian revolutionary, statesman and military strategist.

Chen Yi

A native of Le Zhi, in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, and awarded by the People's Republic of China the military rank of marshal; Served as the country's Vice Premier (1954-1972) and Foreign Minister (1958-1972)

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