Zhang Xiaojing, Director of Macro Studies at the China Academy of Social Sciences, urged top leaders to take drastic measures to promote reform and to change the crisis into an important opportunity for reform. Next year is the beginning of the twelfth five year plan. Zhang believes that, if the theme of the Chinese economy is transformation, these five years will be critical for that transformation. Zhang wrote that while crises and opportunities will continue, the uppermost leaders should demonstrate their courage and guts to promote reform so that the transformation will make fundamental progress.
Source: Qiushi, November 16, 2010