A migrant worker passes by The People’s Bank of China in Beijing on May 1, 2013. The People’s Bank released the “Financial Stability Law (Draft for Comments)” on April 6, 2022, saying that resolving financial risks is a “constant theme”. (Mark Ralston/AFP) Return to a Planned Economy Blasted by Critics at Home and Abroad
A Chinese agricultural economist’s claim that China ’s economy should be a “people’s economy” has triggered fierce criticism in China and overseas.
Wen Tiejun, a 71-year-old professor at China’s Renmin University, is better known as an expert in China’s agricultural and rural issues. In the 1980s and 1990s, Wen was engaged in rural policy research for the Chinese regime’s central government.
In a recent video clip, Wen said that all those economies that “safeguard sovereignty, develop independently, and possess a patriotic nature” are called “people’s economies.” He added that such an economy has four characteristics: independence, localization, comprehensiveness, and people orientation.
Wen’s claim came at a delicate time, just two weeks ahead of the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th national congress, an event that takes place once every five years, reshuffling the regime’s political leadership and plotting major policy decisions for the next five years.
Well-known Chinese economist Xiang Songzuo blasted Wen for “cheating people in the name of the people.” Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping speaks at the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing, on Oct. 18, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Domestic Blasts
Xiang, also a professor at Renmin University, wrote in a Weibo post that Wen was talking “nonsense” and “off the top of his head.”
“Isn’t his so-called independence to close the borders and lock up the country, negating all foreign and joint venture enterprises? Isn’t his so-called localization to restrict [China’s economy] and [advocate] self-sufficiency? Isn’t his so-called comprehensiveness to build enterprises into […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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