Did China liberalize its government in any way? it's still Communist, but it has adopted some aspects of capitalism.

I know many thought that Democracy would prevail and the CCP would step down, but those predictions were wrong as the CCP did restore its dominance over society remarkable quickly. How has China changed since Tiananmen economically and politically?

Did China's governemnt reduce regulation of the economy or increase citizen rights and liberties or minimize government supervision of society?

i.e. What are some examples of China's economic and political liberalization efforts?

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    This question is essentially asking how China has changed, economically and politically, in the past 30 years, which seems a bit too broad to be easily answered. It would also be difficult to prove which changes were a direct result of the activities of the '89 Democracy Movement and which would have happened anyway. – Steve Bird May 23 '18 at 12:47
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    How did China liberalize its political system? I'm confused because it's still communist – elf on the shelf May 23 '18 at 12:50
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    The title reads to me like you thought Tiananmen was a trigger for Chinese reforms (a la the Arab Spring). That was not the case - Tiananmen and the related movement post-dates the start of reforms and could be considered a symptom of China's early liberalisation effort. Also China is only Communist in name, but that has nothing to do with its political system, which remains decidedly authoritarian. – Semaphore May 23 '18 at 12:53
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    Wikipedia has an article on this which is as good a place to start as any. I'll close this question for now; if you have a specific problem not answered by what you read there, or if you take issue with anything Wiki says, you're welcome to ask them here. You can edit the question (please specific and quote anything relevant) and tag me or raise a flag for it to be reopened. – Semaphore May 23 '18 at 13:06
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    "I know many thought that democracy would prevail and the CCP would step down" - Who on earth thought this? Perhaps before the tanks rolled in, but certainly not after. No matter what else you might say about people who flatten their own kids with tanks, it shows they are fully committed. – T.E.D. May 23 '18 at 14:56

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