The Monitor's View China's long march to innovation

Its leaders, like those in other countries, worry about 'insufficient' innovation. Yet lately the Communist Party has heightened a climate of fear that only stifles free thought. The Chinese people, meanwhile, have steadily embraced values that drive modern entrepreneurship.


At China’s annual meeting of its state-controlled legislature on Thursday, Premier Li Keqiang admitted that the country’s giant economy faces a “formidable” future. One major reason, Mr. Li said, is that China’s capacity for innovation is still “insufficient.”