William McGurn


William McGurn is a media fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review.

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THE NEXT GREAT LEAP: China and Democracy

with William McGurn, Orville Schellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 15, 2004

It has been more than fifteen years since the People's Liberation Army crushed the prodemocracy rallies in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, killing hundreds of students and workers and wounding thousands more. Since then, although stifling political dissent, China has continued to liberalize its economy and is rapidly becoming an economic superpower. Will the explosion of new wealth in China lead to new pressures for democratic reform? And just what is the legacy of Tiananmen? Peter Robinson speaks with William McGurn and Orville Schell.

The Next Great Leap

by William McGurnvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

The Western media tell us that China’s leaders haven’t changed much in the past twenty years, and they may well be right. What has changed is the China around them. By Hoover media fellow William McGurn.

What Went Wrong?

by William McGurnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The countries that have suffered the most in the Asian financial meltdown are those that engaged most heavily in state planning. Hoover media fellow William McGurn explains.