Du Runsheng (centre) receives the China Economic Theory Innovation Award at the China Economist Forum in Beijing in 2008. Photo: ChinaFotoPress Du Runsheng (centre) receives the China Economic Theory Innovation Award at the China Economist Forum in Beijing in 2008. Photo: ChinaFotoPress
Du Runsheng (centre) receives the China Economic Theory Innovation Award at the China Economist Forum in Beijing in 2008. Photo: ChinaFotoPress

'Father of rural reform', mentor to many of China's top politicians including Wang Qishan, dies at age 102

Party liberal Du Runsheng helped free Chinese peasants from collective farming and mentored a generation of young reformists who have today risen to become leaders in various fields

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Du Runsheng (centre) receives the China Economic Theory Innovation Award at the China Economist Forum in Beijing in 2008. Photo: ChinaFotoPress Du Runsheng (centre) receives the China Economic Theory Innovation Award at the China Economist Forum in Beijing in 2008. Photo: ChinaFotoPress
Du Runsheng (centre) receives the China Economic Theory Innovation Award at the China Economist Forum in Beijing in 2008. Photo: ChinaFotoPress
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