From Wu Zuolai blog, translated by CDT:
President Hu Jintao went to Yunnan to inspect the life of the lower strata and encourage them to tell the truth, which is not only touching but also sad. What is touching is that the president wants to listen to the truth instead of lies (such as one mu of land produces 5,000 kg of rice). Only the truth can lead the country to make the right decisions. The sadness of Hu’s words is that even our president knows that telling the truth should be allowed and encouraged. If he neither encourages nor allows it, Chinese people have no courage or habit to tell the truth.
Telling the truth needs to be encouraged by the national leader, which is news that can be recorded into the history of human civilization!
I hope sometime our president will come to encourage all Chinese intellectuals, either rightist, centrist or leftist, to tell the truth, and will come to listen to their truth.
But do Chinese intellectuals still have the habit of speaking the truth?
Read Chinese original post by Wu Zuolai blog