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It therefore exercises control over religious organizations through a registration process and monitoring all religious activities. In Tibet, in an effort to limit the influence of the Dalai Lama, the CCP has forbidden his reincarnation without permission of the government. In 1992, a new spiritual discipline called Falun Gong (“Dharma Wheel Practice”) was introduced. Since then, human rights watchers have reported that Falun Gong practitioners in China have suffered a wide range of human rights abuses.

Indd 29 8/7/14 3:50 PM CHAPTER 4 Typical of the emphasis on increased industrial production during the Great Leap Forward is the construction of these small blast furnaces at the Yingshuichiao Iron Works in Chungwei County, China. communist principles. Radicals wanted a classless society in which everyone worked toward the common good. Revisionists believed economic growth would come only by changing the ruling class of society from the laboring class to the middle class. In 1966, Mao lent his support to the radical faction.

51. 2. Philip Short, Mao: A Life (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1999), p. 40. 3. Jonathan Fenby, Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008), p. 127. 4. Short, p. 82. 5. Jonathan Spence, Mao Zedong. Penguin Lives Series. (New York: Viking, 1999), p. 75. Chapter 5. China Today 1. Henry Kissinger, “Xi Jinping: President of China, 59,” The 2013 TIME 100. Time, April 18, 2013. com/2013/04/ 18/time-100/slide/xi-jinping/ 2. Ibid.

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