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Study Times Criticized Hu and Wen for Stalling Political Reform

Deng Yuwen, a deputy editor at Study Times, criticized Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao in a commentary he wrote, titled, “The Political Legacy of Hu and Wen.” The commentary was published on in three installments on August 30 and 31, and September 3, 2012.  In the second installment, Deng stated that during their ten years in power, Hu and Wen “created more problems than accomplishments” and they also brought about a legitimacy crisis for the Chinese Communist Party. The problems include the lack of political reform and more democracy. The commentary was soon taken down, although a search at still shows the title of the article.

Sources:, September 3, 2012 (contains a full version of the second installment of the commentary)