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