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Leftist-fanatic regimes cannot tolerate any discussion from those who disagree with them. Whether it's Chairman Xi Jinping of China, or Antifa and Maxine Waters in the U.S.

Leftists the world over always use the same tactics... because allowing free discussion never promotes their agenda.

The funniest line comes when the author refers to the Free-market think tank as a "bastion for liberal economic thought". Clearly he is using a century-old definition from when "liberal" meant "promoting liberty" - the polar opposite of what liberals do today.

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-f...cy-11566886519

State Pressure Forces China Champion of Pro-Market Policies to Close

Beijing’s Unirule Institute, founded to promote economic liberalization and democracy, set to shut down after a quarter-century, citing government pressure

by Chun Han Wong
Aug. 27, 2019 2:15 am ET

BEIJING—An independent Chinese think tank that has served as a rare bastion for liberal economic thought will shut down, citing government pressure as President Xi Jinping ’s campaign to silence dissent rolls on.

Municipal authorities in Beijing have accused the Unirule Institute of Economics of regulatory violations and issued orders to force its closure, the think tank said in a statement Monday. While Unirule intends to file legal challenges against the orders, it will cease activities under its name and start liquidating its parent company, the statement said.

The Beijing-based Unirule was founded in 1993 to promote economic liberalization and democracy in China, riding on former leader Deng Xiaoping ’s push for market-style reforms after the deadly crackdown on the Tiananmen pro-democracy protests in 1989. Its work has frequently collided with Communist Party orthodoxy—clashes that have become more acute since Mr. Xi assumed leadership and pursued an increasingly authoritarian agenda.

“We no longer have any space for survival,” Sheng Hong, Unirule’s executive director, said in an interview. “We have no choice but to shut down.”
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