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Propaganda slogan

In Yunnan Province, a sign reads, “To rise from poverty, be determined; to prosper, rely on yourself.” The slogan is typical of the age of reform and opening up policy, which began 40 years ago under the leadership of Dèng Xiǎopíng 邓小平. Today marked the officially-recognized 40th anniversary of the policy.

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Matthew Chitwood

Matt Chitwood is a writer based in Yunnan, China, and a fellow at the Institute of Current World Affairs.