“If pub­lic opin­ion is made to fo­cus on pol­i­tics or money only, it will po­lar­ize the State will and the pub­lic in­ter­est. We in­tel­lec­tu­als, I mean those in the broad sense, should try to change [such a pos­si­ble] en­vi­ron­ment.”

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Xu Zi­dong, a Chi­nese lit­er­a­ture critic at the Hong Kong-based Ling­nan Univer­sity, talk­ing about how to guide pub­lic opin­ion, in an in­ter­view with the South­ern Peo­ple Weekly, a Guangzhoubased mag­a­zine.

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