Economists Xiang Songzuo (left) and Wen Tiejun have opposing ideas about the development of China’s economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Economists Xiang Songzuo (left) and Wen Tiejun have opposing ideas about the development of China’s economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China’s economists are divided – some say ‘red economy’ isolationism is going too far

  • Online discourse finds support for both sides, as prominent experts debate how best to pull China out of its economic downturn
  • With the 20th party congress just over two weeks away, it’s a sensitive time to discuss political issues, and outspoken economists have been silenced for not towing the party line

Economists Xiang Songzuo (left) and Wen Tiejun have opposing ideas about the development of China’s economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Economists Xiang Songzuo (left) and Wen Tiejun have opposing ideas about the development of China’s economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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