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What They Say

“Faced with whether something is fundamentally right or wrong, most people will stay clear-minded. They are sensitive about their ‘right to criticise’ which they believe cannot be trampled or blasphemed.” Commentator Wei Yingjie disagreeing with a commentary by China Film News that claimed that the negative comments on douban.com (China’s most popular literature and arts bulletin board) for some domestic movies have hindered the development of the sector.

By NewsChina Updated Apr.1

Our years of restrictions on metropolises have prevented us from training enough experts in managing high-density cities… I found that many officials get a headache at the mention of dense populations and hope the figures will just drop back down again.”

 zhou Qiren, professor of the national school of Development at Peking University, speaking out against large cities such as Beijing and shanghai implementing population ceilings to control city size. 
“Comprehensive and deep cooperation is the only correct strategic thinking for both China and the uS. The two countries should stop playing a ‘zero-sum’ game and maintain a healthy, sustainable economic relationship.” 

Chinese deputy financial minister zhu Guangyao at the 20162017 annual economics conference jointly hosted by Xinhua news Agency and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges.  “
“It is obvious that Taiwan is not a principle [that Donald Trump will keep] but a commodity which can be sold at any time. It is very risky for Taiwan.” 

Jin Canrong, an international relations professor at Renmin University, analyzing Trump’s attitude towards Taiwan at the annual conference of state-controlled newspaper Global Times. 
“The poor smog control has exposed our rigid and closed official performance appraisal system and social governance… The lack of high-quality communication and discussion between the government and the people will make the latter lose hope, a situation more desperate than smog itself.” 

Wang Minshen, a commentator for sina China, suggesting allowing more social participation in controlling smog. 

“Financial security comes from reform rather than protection… Over-protection will definitely lower market efficiency which does not relieve any risks, but rather distorts the stimulus system and will finally bring about new risks.” 

Xu zhong, director of the Institute of People’s Bank of China, disagreeing with the idea that “preventing systematic financial risk” can be manipulated into “covering up all risks.” 

“The essence of the reform lies in deeper marketization, under which the government should provide more outside services like national defense, property and environment protection, etc., and meanwhile, keep out of the fields where the market should play the decisive role.” 

Tian Guoqiang, director of the school of Economics, shanghai University of Finance and Economics, talking about the government’s role in the economic reform during an exclusive interview with financial portal Caixin.

 “China should pay special attention to populism. Given that the Chinese people cannot influence political decisions by voting, populism will become even fiercer in China once it erupts among the people.” 

Sheng Hong, an economist from the non-governmental Unirule Institute of Economics, appealing for the government to reform the systems and policies that only benefit vested interests in order to prevent populism.

 “The further development of new technologies, new commercial modes and globalization keeps widening the gap between elites and ordinary people, which will provide more space for populism.” 

Chen zhiwu, a distinguished economics professor of Peking University and a guest writer for an economics magazine Caixin, warning against populism.