Prominent economist Piketty told to censor book by China; he refuses

The Guardian reports economist Thomas Piketty is standing up to Chinese bullying.

Piketty told the Guardian the Chinese publisher Citic Press had sent his French publisher a list of 10 pages of requested cuts in June from the French edition of the book, and a further list in August related to the English edition.

“I refused these conditions and told them that I would only accept a translation with no cut of any sort. They basically wanted to cut almost all parts referring to contemporary China, and in particular to inequality and opacity in China,” he said.

A valuable lesson for American companies that kowtow to China’s demands.

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