Xu Zhiyuan is a columnist for the Financial Times Chinese. After graduating from Peking University in 2000, he became a journalist and author. He was Editorial Editor for The Economic Observer and Executive Editor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek China. He won the Excellence in Opinion Writing SOPA award in 2008. He was also selected as a participant in the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum in 2006 and the BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum in 2005. His latest books are Alienated from the Motherland and The Totalitarian Temptation.

Last Updated: May 30, 2014

Conversation

06.02.14

25 Years On, Can China Move Past Tiananmen?

Xu Zhiyuan, Arthur Waldron & more
Xu Zhiyuan:Whenever the massacre at Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago comes up in conversation, I think of Faulkner’s famous line: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”Some believe that China’s economic growth and rise to international...