Wu Jinglian

Chongqing model 'barrier to reforms'

A leading mainland economist and market-reform pioneer has criticised the so-called 'Chongqing model'' championed by its disgraced party leader, Bo Xilai , saying the policy was a setback for the rule of law and market economics.

Monday, 26 March, 2012, 12:00am

Graft putting brakes on reform

China's economic reform has significantly slowed since the start of this century, due partly to spreading and deep-rooted corruption in the world's No 2 economy, says Wu Jinglian, one of the mainland's most famous and liberal economists.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dedicated scourge of crony capitalism

Born into an age of upheaval and reform, Wu Jinglian remains a strong voice of economic change, having survived war, revolution, the turbulent Cultural Revolution, and Deng Xiaoping's sweeping reforms.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

slowdown in reform efforts under attack

Amid increasing signs of rising anxiety among the public, the mainland's most revered economist has published the strongest criticism yet, from within Beijing's academic circles and government think tanks, of the recent slowdown in the nation's economic reform efforts.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Reform must speed up, not slow down

The mainland has come to a point where only a determined drive for comprehensive reform can surmount problems resulting from three decades of high economic growth, says eminent economist Professor Wu Jinglian.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing advised to be more hands-off

Beijing should refrain from excessive direct intervention the country's economy because such administrative measures could cause uncertainty and instability for the banking sector's long-term development, a prominent economist said over the weekend.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Mistakes must not halt change, says economist

Veteran economist Gao Shangquan shrugs off criticism of the economic reform process, highlighted by claims that despite the boom times in cities, the public has failed to benefit while special interest groups have reaped the profits.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Local government ignorance killing spirit of innovation

Wu Jinglian, economist and academic

Local governments should change their attitude towards intellectual property rights protection if China wants to reshape itself into an innovative economy, a leading economist says.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Economist warns of widening wealth gap

The social conflict between the rich and poor is worsening on a daily basis

Collusion between officials and businesspeople on the mainland has created a new class of wealthy people and contributed to the nation's widening rich-poor gap, says a prominent economist.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Loopholes face graft busters' scrutiny

Plans for the campaign against corruption are cloaked in secrecy

Closing loopholes that allow public servants to get away with corruption is expected to be the top priority for the mainland's graft busters this year, analysts say.

1 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Top economist outlines the risks of financial sector reforms

The central government faces three major risks in reforming the financial sector, top economist Wu Jinglian said yesterday.

26 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Contract system to fade out

CHINA'S contract responsibility system is expected to fade away in the course of the mainland's enterprise reform, according to a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

8 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Reforms need speeding up, says economist

CHINA needs fast and effective reforms if it is to strike a balance between controlling inflation and maintaining economic growth, according to an economist.

Wu Jinglian, a senior researcher of the State Council Development Research Centre, said that theoretically, containing inflation and maintaining healthy economic growth did not contradict each other.

4 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

State losses hit drive on inflation

HEAVY losses suffered by state industries have become the most serious obstacle to the Government's anti-inflation campaign, according to a top economist.

In a critical paper delivered yesterday, Wu Jinglian gave a blow-by-blow analysis of the Chinese economy - and pointed out some of the reform measures introduced this year have not had the desired effect.

26 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Professor makes plea for bolder reforms

A SENIOR government adviser has criticised the leadership for lacking a strong will in using market forces, warning that the consequences could be costly.

The challenge to Beijing's economic strategy was made by Professor Wu Jinglian, senior researcher at the Development Research Centre under the State Council.

28 Mar 1994 - 12:00am