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Toshiya Tsugami

Toshiya Tsugami heads a consulting company concentrating on the Chinese economy. He previously served as a counselor at the Japanese Embassy in China and as director of the Northeast Asia Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Trade Policy Bureau.

People in China now are hurling an endless amount of abuse, particularly at Hu and former Premier Wen Jiabao, the ones who "caused these problems," but the results would have been much the same no matter who the leaders were. That is because what lies at the root of the serious regression of this decade is that change has come slowly for China's economy and society over a decade-long period.

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