Reference Writers: Chen Yun
Chen Yun (1905 - 1995) was a veteran of the civil wars and of the Yunnan years. Despite serving as Vice-Premier in the 1950s, and in other posts, Chen Yun became critical of Mao over the handling of the Great Leap Forward. He initially allied himself with Deng Xiaoping, but in time came to view his policies as too liberal. He is considered one of the architects of China's economic policies from the 1960s to the 1990s.