Glanced over the article and I don't think his stance is anti-CCP outside of his criticism of their one child policy. If he is as concerned about China's fertility rate as I believe he is, his criticisms are valid.I didn't specifically point out this individual. And one can find out his anti CCP stance (
China is well aware of Birth rate and issues. It doesn't need this person to enlighten. Priorities other than Fertility rates must and is certain to have been placed higher during the formulation and implementation of One Child policy. Surprisingly, it was India which tried to implement a One Child Policy before China. But India failed. Reason why governments might have tried to curb reproduction isn't exactly to exercise "control" as journalists who interview Yi Fuxian tries to conclude or note. Because governance doesn't start and end with TFR numbers. Does Yi Fuxian have the best interest of China at heart ? It doesn't seem so.
The fact that US doesn't invite Chinese party members/ Party affiliated academicians to matters significant to its governance BUT China/ CCP even considers inviting people from other countries tells a lot. Being a government employee or not is not exactly relevant.
I'm pretty sure a lot of American think tanks/forums would be open to have any Chinese citizen criticize their government at an event. It's just that there's no Chinese person willing to do it. Inviting this one former Chinese citizen to criticize China's demographics(which the CCP took seriously because they scrapped the One Child Policy months before he was allowed to speak) doesn't convince me the Chinese government is more open to criticism than the American government is. I would even go further and say if Wang Huning, the fifth ranking member in the CCP was willing to give a talk titled "American democracy is and will forever be a failure," he would be booked for months at events.