Reflections on Vietnam’s 35 years of reform

In the past week, Vietnam's 13th Communist Party Congress has been taking place. It is also 35 years ago since the country's reform era (officially termed "renovation" or Đổi mới) was launched during the 6th Communist Party Congress. A former editor-in-chief of Communist Review, the party's flagship journal, said that this congress should be viewed… Continue reading Reflections on Vietnam’s 35 years of reform

Milton Friedman in China

A revealing account of Milton Friedman's influence on China's reform and opening from the early 1980s written by the historian Julian Gewirtz, author of the book "Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China" that depicts in much greater detail the influence of not just Friedman and other Western liberal economists,… Continue reading Milton Friedman in China