Finding common ground among bitter enemies
In late August, two dozen Chinese intellectuals met at Oxford University and drew up a statement that's come to be known as the "Oxford Consensus." It's a very general statement of hope for an open, tolerant China, but remarkable for the fact that the often-bitter rivals managed to meet and agree.
In this post for the New York Times' newly launched "Sinosphere" blog, I talk with Purdue University religion scholar Yang Fenggang, who was one of the signers. The post also has a link to the full statement.</p>