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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds as individuals who contributed to reform and opening-up are recognized at the Great Hall of the People on Dec. 18.   © Xinhua
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Hegemony troubled Deng but doesn't worry Xi

Warning by former leader's son reflects broader Chinese concerns

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Forty years ago, China embarked on a new policy named "reform and opening-up," which began the country's ascent to become the world's second largest economy.

During a commemorative ceremony at Beijing's Great Hall of the People last Tuesday, Chinese state media hailed the policy as "a great revolution that has changed the destiny of the Chinese nation."

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