I think the communists, the ones in power, completely refuse to change. But this so-called maintained or controlled freedom, which is very evil, will not succeed.
And with current economic situation, you can clearly see the state still wants to have great control on this so-called economic growth. But as a result of it, they will never understand the success of individuals.
So the economy has become very strange today. But that shows a very typical communist mentality of so-called controlled progress. What they are controlling is freedom. And progress is about profit.
So who’s getting the profit and who’s being controlled? How long they can maintain this kind of policy? That is very clear. I think that can never really last.
In Their Own Words was recorded in Ai Weiwei’s studio.