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Whither China? : Restarting the Reform Agenda (Hardcover) (Wu Jinglian)

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"This well-prepared and carefully edited book has been well received by liberal-minded readers in China. It is outstanding in terms of its bravery, intellectual honesty, and rigorousness in discussing the ongoing public debates taking place in China. I believe that an English translation is extremely timely and informative for Western readers to understand the economic-political issues and conflicts that China is now confronting. The book also predicts `a possible future direction' for the Chinese economy, although it is still far from certain."

---Masahiko Aoki, Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Stanford University; Former President, International Economic Association, 2008-2011

"What happens in China in future will affect the whole world. This series of charming dialogues reflect critically on the political economy of reform and raise issues which are central to the outlook for China."

---Timothy Besley, London School of Economics and Political Science; President, International Economic Association, 2014-2017

"Wu Jinglian is well-known as the most respected voice of economic and social reform in China today. He is also acknowledged as one of China's most effective economists, whose contributions to reforms at critical turning points are celebrated in China. This book presents Wu at his most approachable. Relaxed and conversational, Wu ranges widely over the course of twenty conversations conducted in a dialogue with Ma Guochuan, a leading economic journalist in China. Although the setting is informal Wu's coverage is comprehensive and he uses the opportunity to deliver a clear and forthright message."

---Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chairs of Chinese International Affairs, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego

"In this book, Wu Jinglian, one of China's most outstanding economists, is interviewed by Ma Guochuan about China's economic reform debates. Wu, as a participant in many of these debates over the past six decades, provides the reader with unique access to the nature of these debates together with his personal insights. The book is a tour de force."

---Dwight H. Perkins, Harvard University

"A key contributor to the debate about reform in China for four decades, Wu Jinglian has distinguished himself by the clarity, coherence and consistency of his vision for economic and political progress, set out most compellingly and readably in this book."

---Adrian Wood, Professor Emeritus of International Development, University of Oxford

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