One of China’s top economists addressed the issue of academic freedom at a seminar discussing China’s 14th five-year plan. Photo: Xinhua One of China’s top economists addressed the issue of academic freedom at a seminar discussing China’s 14th five-year plan. Photo: Xinhua
One of China’s top economists addressed the issue of academic freedom at a seminar discussing China’s 14th five-year plan. Photo: Xinhua

Academics ‘need freedom to speak’ for China to become ideological powerhouse

  • Economist Chen Wenling says mistakes and various forms of expression should be tolerated if country is to raise its standing in the world.
  • Frustration over restrictions on overseas visits also highlighted in speech to five-year plan seminar

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
One of China’s top economists addressed the issue of academic freedom at a seminar discussing China’s 14th five-year plan. Photo: Xinhua One of China’s top economists addressed the issue of academic freedom at a seminar discussing China’s 14th five-year plan. Photo: Xinhua
One of China’s top economists addressed the issue of academic freedom at a seminar discussing China’s 14th five-year plan. Photo: Xinhua
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