The guiding principles of Deng Xiaoping's regime, announced in 1979 in response to the Democracy Wall Movement. These were ‘Keep to the socialist road; uphold the people's democratic dictatorship; uphold the leadership of the Communist Party; and uphold Marxism‐Leninism and Mao Zedong thought'. Despite the pragmatism of the new leadership on liberalism in economic matters, these hardline principles served as a stern reminder that political liberalization was out of the question. They provided the basis and justification of the political repression under Deng.Tiananmen Square
Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).