Chinese learn to live with reform





Thirty years ago, China's leader Deng Xiaoping launched a series of sweeping economic reforms. The BBC's Michael Bristow looks at how these momentous changes have affected ordinary people.

For those who value fine dining, the Yuebin Restaurant, tucked away in a Beijing back alley, might not be their first choice.

With its whitewashed walls and plain furniture, it is not much to look at. The food, too, is simple Beijing home-style cooking.

But the restaurant is more important than it looks. Thirty years ago, China embarked on a reform programme that has transformed the country, and continues to do so today.



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