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World Thinkers 2014: Mao Yushi

Economist, China

By Prospect Team  

One of China’s leading advocates of individual rights, free markets and government reform, Yushi is also an outspoken critic of the neo-Maoist left. His writings form a key part of the movement for civil society in China, and in 2012 he was awarded the Cato Institute’s Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. He is also the chairman of the Humanism Economics Society, a scholarly association which he founded in 2012.

Further reading

Interview: Mao Yushi discusses China’s property bubble

Traitor vs national treasure: A short biography of Mao Yushi


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