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By He Qinglian He Qinglian (何清涟) is a Chinese economist who lived in China before 2001. In her bestseller The Pitfalls of Modernization (《现代化的陷阱》), she argues presciently that, as the power of local governments grows, officials who have favored reform would come to oppose further reform because it would limit their ability to trade power for money and money for power. The book was banned in China, Ms. He forced to exile. In 2006, she published China Shrouded in Fog (《雾锁中国》) that studies how the Chinese government manipulates and, to some degrees, controls overseas Chinese-language media. Ms. He lives in New Jersey with her family. The Chinese original is here.  The Securities and Exchange Commission in December charged the Chinese affiliates of five big accounting firms Deloitte, Ernst […]


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