Li Youwei, 82, was the party secretary of Shenzhen and has long pushed for the private sector to take a bigger role in China’s economy. Photo: Weibo Li Youwei, 82, was the party secretary of Shenzhen and has long pushed for the private sector to take a bigger role in China’s economy. Photo: Weibo
Li Youwei, 82, was the party secretary of Shenzhen and has long pushed for the private sector to take a bigger role in China’s economy. Photo: Weibo

Reformist calls for China to reassure the private sector ahead of key Communist Party meeting

  • Li Youwei, who helped spearhead Shenzhen’s development in the 1990s, says there is a risk Beijing will take ‘the wrong steps’ and retreat from reform
  • He says private investors need to have confidence that their investments are safe and protected by the government and the law

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
Li Youwei, 82, was the party secretary of Shenzhen and has long pushed for the private sector to take a bigger role in China’s economy. Photo: Weibo Li Youwei, 82, was the party secretary of Shenzhen and has long pushed for the private sector to take a bigger role in China’s economy. Photo: Weibo
Li Youwei, 82, was the party secretary of Shenzhen and has long pushed for the private sector to take a bigger role in China’s economy. Photo: Weibo
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