Environment for intellectuals’ criticism in China

"In China, one of our main problems is that there is no connection between intellectuals and the object of their worry – the people. This is partly due to the negative effect of the ‘Cultural Revolution' when same conditions were forced to both intellectuals and blue collar workers, which induced conflicts between the two social groups. In China, intellectuals either withdraw to their ivory towers, where they make research on scientific topics or become consultants of multinational companies, public organisations or maybe the World Bank". The author gives a picture in his essay on the situation, strategy and opportunities of Chinese intellectuals, especially the ones with critical attitude.