For more than 40 years the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting full primary documents and excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more.

Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year's events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents and a cumulative five-year index that directs them to related material in earlier volumes.

China Announces Relaxation of Some Social Policies: November 15 and December 6, 2013

China Announces Relaxation of Some Social Policies: November 15 and December 6, 2013

China announces relaxation of some social policies: November 15 and December 6, 2013

On November 15, 2013, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping announced the decisions from a meeting of top Chinese leaders to restructure the economy and relax some of the country's social policies, most notably the one-child rule. The moves came as a surprise to many in the West, given that the policies have been long-standing strongholds of Chinese socialism. Together, the policy changes are intended to strengthen the Chinese position in the global economy and silence unrest. In announcing the results of the annual meeting, Xi encouraged Chinese citizens and leaders to “have the courage and conviction to renew” themselves. While the ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles