May 12th, a book salon on Aye Rand’s thoughts: Free Enterprise System and Its Ethical Foundations was held at Unirule Beijing Office. Present at the meeting included GaoYan, Deputy Director of Unirule Institute; Professor LIU Yejin from Capital University of Economics and Business; Professor JIA Xijin from Tsinghua University; Professor LU Zhaowang from China University of Political Science and Law; Mr. LU Ke, writer and commentator; Professor MO Zhihong from Beijing University of Technology; Professor Michael FENG from CASS; Dr. XU Jianming from Tsinghua University; Professor ZHU Haijiu from Zhejiang Gonshang University; Professor ZHANG Shuguang from CASS; and Mr. JIANG Has from Unirule. Foreign experts and speakers included Dr. Yaron Brook, Executive Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute; Mr. Carl Barney, Board of Directors of the Ayn Rand Institute& the Cato Institute; Professor Robert A.Lawson, O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University; and Professor Benjamin Powell, Director of the Free Market Institute and Professor of Economics in the Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University.
A series of topics were discussed during the salon, such as individualism and its implications for China, capitalism and statism, socialism and despotism, and the tension between freedom and politics. A total of 30 audience attended this salon.