As a class war is being waged in the ghettos of French cities, another class war, as it were, is being waged on the Chinese Internet – and is teaching us a lesson about where reforms may need to be stepped up.
The Chinese war is the war against “mainstream economists.” There are many definitions for that phrase, from apologists for the rich to lazy bones in research.
Some overseas Chinese academics are taking advantage of this event to promote themselves. Someone reportedly declared that there are no more than five top-notch economists on the Chinese mainland. Although he later reportedly retracted some of his words, there are already different versions of mainland economists’ rating lists.