Mao Yushi



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...

People’s Daily Urges Nationalist’s Arrest

At Tea Leaf Nation, Tom Snyder covers the fallout from an incident during last month’s anti-Japanese protests: prominent nationalist Han Deqiang’s slapping of an elderly man for “disrespecting” Mao...

An Interview With Mao Yushi

Forbes’ Simon Montlake talks to economist Mao Yushi on the need and prospects for political reform in China: Q: Since economic reform began in 1978, the Communist Party has had a strong record of growth and poverty...

Mao Yushi Believes China Will Be Set Free

The Sydney Morning Herald’s John Garnaut interviews liberal economist Mao Yushi, who has been the target of a vicious hate campaign for his public criticism of Mao Zedong. Despite this, he is still optimistic about...

Boundlessly Loyal to the Great Monster

An ideological battle between left and right has been in the spotlight lately, especially with the “red culture” campaign by Bo Xilai in Chongqing. The Economist reports on a group of leftists who are campaigning for...

Mao (Still?) Tears China Apart

The Diplomat writes about the recent essay by Mao Yushi on Mao Zedong and explores his legacy, 35 years after his death: Mao Yushi, an 82-year-old economist, penned a blog entry that was strongly critical of Mao, suggesting he...

Mao’s Legacy Still Divides China

Responding on Twitter to news of Osama bin Laden’s death, blogger Wen Yunchao wrote that “Bin Laden is dead, but Mao Zedong still lives on.” As authorities cultivate celebrations of China’s Communist...

Mao Yushi: I’m an Optimist

From Economic Observer Online: The EO continues its special focus series on Mao Yushi, prominent reformist, economist, and social critic. For more on Mao’s background, see our earlier report. Guo Yukuan: Like many...



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