Challenging China: Ren Zhiqiang

Challenging China: Ren Zhiqiang

As part of a series profiling wealthy businesspeople who are pushing for social or political reform in China, the Wall Street Journal provides a portrait of real estate tycoon and outspoken blogger Ren Zhiqiang:

Ren, a “” with over 35 million followers on Sina , had his accounts forced offline in February after speaking out against control over the media, insisting that media should serve the public before the Party. Ren was subsequently put on a one-year probation from the Party and attacked in the official media. Following several months out of the spotlight, Ren reemerged with a somewhat toned-down message at a forum on environmentally friendly enterprises in June.

Read more by and about Ren in a profile on CDT’s Wiki site, and via CDT.

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