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Outstanding Contributors to China’s Reform and Opening-up series

JAN . 04 2019
Peking University, Jan. 4, 2018: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) plans to honor 100 outstanding individuals who have made great contributions to China’s reform and opening-up. Three PKU teachers, Wang Xuan, Li Yining, and Justin Yifu Lin, were on the list, along with eight PKU alumni, Yu Min, Wang Jiafu, Robin Li  Yanhong, Zou Bihua, Hu Fuming, Zhong Nanshan, Tu Youyou and Fan Jinshi.


Justin Yifu Lin (1952 - ) is an economics professor at Peking University and counsellor of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. He was also a former World Bank chief economist. Justin Yifu Lin has made great breakthroughs in the field of economic theory. He developed the principles of new structural economics and enriched agricultural economic theories, which has been contributing to the innovation of economic study in China. Outside of his academic career, Lin played an active part in the reform of state-owned enterprises in China and the promoting of the China-Africa cooperation, thus encouraging the healthy development of economy worldwide.

Written by: Wang Nini, Wang Xi
Edited by: Huang Yadan, Xu Liangdi
Source: PKU official subscription account (in Chinese)