Unfree Thinker

Hu Jintao Bad for intellectuals, good for peasants


William Hinton Friend of Communism a thorn in Beijing's side


My Way and the Highway China's most controversial author talks about his rise to literary stardom and his love for fast cars

Wen Jiabao The People's Technocrat; As China's legislature anoints the next generation of leaders, the country's new economic czar may be the one who will finally begin to bridge the gap between rich and poor

Zeng Qinghong The consummate insider may be ready to step out front



Lulu Zhang Enjoying a life her parents would never have dreamed possible



Deng's Winners and Losers How the economic reforms changed the lives of four ordinary folks

Man in the Middle How domestic issues have hurt Zhu Rongji



Dam Buster The Three Gorges project stirs a writer into action

Qiao Shi Old man's sad wave tells the nation of change


Walking on the Wild Side Founder of pioneering ecotour company WildChina, Zhang Mei combines an entrepreneur's brain with a conservationist's heart