I mourned the passing of my friend Chen Yizi. He was a true reformer and Chinese patriot who deserves a place of honor in Chinese history.

—-George Soros

Chen Yizi deserves a place not only in the history of China but in the history of optimism.  I knew him well during the first years of his exile after the June Fourth massacre.  Those were glum days, but Chen was always smiling, always working, always sure that the world could be made better.

 –Perry Link

Chen Yizi risked his career many times for his country. He was brave enough repeatedly to speak the truth so that China could modernize more quickly and more successfully. His advice was good, but it was not always taken. I admired his spirit of daring to know and daring to speak.

–Andrew Nathan

中国农村改革、经济改革和政治改革的重要推动者、原中国经济体制改革研究所所长、著名经济学家与社会活动家陈一谘先生因罹患癌症,于北京时间2014年4月15日上午6时(美西时间4月14日下午3时),在美国洛杉矶与世长辞,享年73岁。

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萧雨、吴笙及所有陈一谘先生亲属:

惊悉陈一谘先生病逝,我们全家深感悲痛。陈一谘先生不仅是中国改革和进步史上一位卓越的先行者,而且是我们家患难与共的挚友。他的逝世,是中国进步事业的重大损失,也是我们家难以弥补的损失。望你们节哀顺变,保重身体。

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2014年4月17日