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Liberal Beijing-based Institute Announces Closure

This week, the Beijing-based Unirule Institute of Economics announced that it would close after years of official pressure including the deletion of social media accounts and an eviction last summer during which the doors of its offices were welded shut, temporarily trapping staff inside. The...

“You Should Be Rooting for China”

While reports suggest China's housing bubble may soon burst and some express the zero-sum sentiment that China's continued rise means America's decline, economist Zachary Karabell argues that a thriving China is actually in the...

Patrick Chovanec: Am I a China Bear?

Tsinghua University economics professor Patrick Chovanec introduces a series of posts examining current "conventional wisdom" on China's economy with an explanation of his own perspective. There are two schools of thought on the...

Who Glossed China? – Eamonn Fingleton

From The American Prospect: After the economist Nicholas Lardy visited China in the mid-1980s, he came away distinctly skeptical. While Chinese leaders were gearing up for a huge export drive, Lardy predicted “a marked slowing in China’s trade expansion in the years ahead.” In particular he questioned Beijing’s reported plan to boost total Chinese trade […]

Cry for about-face in China – David Wall

From The Japan Times: These are interesting times in China. The political climate is changing; it has been for some time, but now the direction of change is becoming clear. The man who provided the intellectual underpinnings for Deng Xiaoping’s dramatic post-Cultural Revolution reform and opening-up program, and who provided the ideological basis for describing […]

Four Options for Reform in China – Liu Junning

From Anti's English Blog - AEB: translated by Hector Lee , Polished by Grant. Two recent incidents drew attention from all walks of life: medical reform, which turned out to be a failure, and Gu Chujun being taken into custody...

How some economists make money – Wu Jiayin

From Shanghai Daily: ON October 26, Ding Xueliang, a professor of sociology at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology said that there are no more than five economists, in the real sense of the word, in China. In his view, a true economist treats the economy as a subject rather than as a way […]

Internet war on economists lesson for many – You Nuo

From The China Daily: 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.” […]

The death of qualified economists in China

From Anti’s English Blog: AEB: 2005 is an eventful year for Chinese’s mainstream economists, who have been plunged into stern criticism both from the public and on the Internet. Reflection on the current status of China’s economics may lead to a retrospect of China’s reform and policy. Therefore China Business Times (CBT) had an interview […]

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