05.01.2012 - 00:00:00
Yu Keping was named in 2011 as one of the 100 most influencial global thinkers
Prof. Yu Keping was named as one of the 100 most influential global thinkers in 2011 by the renowned Journal Foreign Policy. | Yu Keping is a frequent visitor at the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences who awarded him an honorary doctorate in May 2008.
Foreign Policy highlighted his influence on Chinese politics as follows:
"One surprising advocate from inside the system is Yu Keping, a bureaucrat and head of the government-advising China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics, whom the New York Times has described as a "mild-mannered policy wonk" and a proponent of slow but steady change. His straightforwardly titled essay, "Democracy Is a Good Thing," insists that China can transition into a democracy that works for the Chinese. In a China Daily op-ed this summer titled "Reform Must Be Incremental," Yu wrote that though the go-slow approach has been on balance good for China, 'The country still lacks a mechanism to counter the selfish behavior of the bureaucracy, corruption is still rampant and public service rendered by the government is far from enough.'" (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/11/28/the_fp_top_100_global_thinkers
The IN-EAST is delighted about this acknowledgement of the intellectual accomplishments of Prof. Yu Keping and congratulates him very warmly.