Vzpomínka na Čao C´-janga

Podmínky, ve kterých Čao C´-jang v době své smrti žil, tedy naprostá izolace od čínské společnosti kvůli nezákonně uvalenému šestnáctiletému domácímu vězení, jsou hanbou jak pro čínskou justici, tak i pro Komunistickou stranu Číny.

Čaova perzekuce byla perzekucí vůdce, který zasvětil více než deset let převratnému úsilí, jež položilo základy čínské hospodářské reformy. Kvůli kolektivizaci a zakládání „lidových komun“ neměli čínští rolníci koncem sedmdesátých let již dávno právo vlastnit půdu. Toto právo nikdy nezískali zpět. Čao byl nicméně první, kdo prosazoval navrácení samosprávy rolníkům, a inicioval tak první předběžné snahy o zrušení lidových komun.

Čínské průmyslové podniky se prostřednictvím znárodňování a centrálního plánování přeměnily v jakési dceřiné společnosti vlády. Čao byl první, kdo navrhl „rozšířenou samosprávu pro čínské podniky“ a „obnovení zdravého vztahu mezi vládou a průmyslem“. Rozšířená samospráva pro podniky a rolníky představovala první klíčový krůček, jehož úspěch nakonec vedl k plnokrevné hospodářské reformě.

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