An elderly Chinese man holds a flag as he stands in Tiananmen Square on the 65th National Day on October 1, 2014 in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images
An elderly Chinese man holds a flag as he stands in Tiananmen Square on the 65th National Day on October 1, 2014 in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s debate over a ‘people-oriented’ economy is a troubling sign for its market reforms

  • Comments from an economist calling for something resembling the command economy under Mao Zedong should never have garnered so much attention
  • The debate reflects a changing political environment in a country that should do more to address its widening wealth gap without turning back the clock

An elderly Chinese man holds a flag as he stands in Tiananmen Square on the 65th National Day on October 1, 2014 in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images
An elderly Chinese man holds a flag as he stands in Tiananmen Square on the 65th National Day on October 1, 2014 in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images
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