Yu Jianrong

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Yu Jianrong (Chinese: 于建嵘; pinyin: Yú Jiànróng, born 1962) is a prominent Chinese scholar who researches rural development at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He started a microblog account for Internet users to post pictures of children begging in cities to help connect them with their parents in Jan. 25, 2011.[1]

In 2012 Yu was reported to have made broad proposals for political and economic reform, “10-Year Outline of China’s Social and Political Development”.[2]

In November 2012, Foreign Policy named Yu one of its 2012 Top 100 Global Thinkers "for daring to be specific about how to change China".[3]


  1. ^ "Microblogs spur action on child abduction". China Media Project. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "In China, Following in Footsteps of Reform" article by Didi Kirsten Tatlow in The New York Times April 4, 2012
  3. ^ "The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers". Foreign Policy. 26 November 2012. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.