Inequality and its causes are sensitive topics in Communist China. Photo: AFP
Inequality and its causes are sensitive topics in Communist China. Photo: AFP

China censors Thomas Piketty’s book that touches on nation’s growing inequality

  • President Xi Jinping heaped lavish praise on French economist’s first book Capital in the 21st Century, which critiqued the failings of capitalism
  • But Piketty says his latest book on inequality is unavailable in the mainland because he has refused to allow sections critical of China’s wealth gap to be censored

Inequality and its causes are sensitive topics in Communist China. Photo: AFP
Inequality and its causes are sensitive topics in Communist China. Photo: AFP
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