China Closes Window on Economic Debate, Protecting Dominance of State
“It’s not a good time to speak out for reforms, but it’s a good time to speak out against them,” said Li Shuguang, a professor at the China University of Politics and Law. “The government doesn’t encourage debate.”
Few people illustrate this conundrum better than Zhang Weiying, a 53-year-old Peking University professor who is probably the closest China has to an economic dissident.
Chinese Characters contributor Ian Johnson writes in The New York Times
(Source: The New York Times)