Ever since last year some countries have imposed sanctions on China. I think, first, they have no right to do so; second, experience has proved that China has the ability to withstand these sanctions.
Recently the Taiwan side has shown a little more flexibility. Nevertheless, some people in Taiwan want to create ``one country, two governments'' and even to change the composition of the United Nations.
There are many unpredictable factors affecting the international situation, and the contradictions are becoming increasingly evident.
When we decided to establish the four special economic zones in 1979, we chose them mainly on the basis of their geographical advantages.
The situation in China is now stable. That is because, for one thing, we resolutely adhered to socialism when we quelled the unrest in 1989 and because, for another, we have persisted in the policies of reform and opening to the outside world.
I was here in Guangdong in 1984. At that time rural reform had been under way for several years, and we were just beginning to introduce urban reform and to establish special economic zones.
While we are correcting unhealthy tendencies and cracking down on crime, we must leave matters that fall within the scope of the law to judicial institutions; it is not appropriate for the Party to concern itself with such matters.
During this visit to Tianjin, I should like to see your development district and have a look around the city. I'd like to see the harbour as well.
There is something new in Gorbachev's speech in Vladivostok, and that is why we have expressed cautious welcome to what is new and positive in it.
Our reform of the economic structure is going smoothly on the whole. Nevertheless, as it proceeds we shall inevitably encounter obstacles