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  1. The economy's humming, so where are the jobs?

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been touted as India's biggest advantage over China- its demographic dividend, namely a large, young, working population- could end up as a liability. The Labour Ministry has estimated ... billion by 2030. This sort of phenomenon- an ample supply of labour that is available to meet a country's economic needs- was used by China to power its rise. If India wants to see similar ...

  2. Why it pays some to stay in the grey economy

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... sets of books: one for the tax collector, one for their investors, and a real one. The benefits of staying in the grey economy persist much higher up the chain in China.' Chovanec said ... Kit Gillet in Beijing When Wang Xiaolu, deputy director of the National Economic Research Institute, released his findings on the mainland's hidden economy earlier this year, ...

  3. Academics warn that social unrest could pose threat to economy

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the survey report said. 'This GDP worship could well explain the recent overheating of the Chinese economy,' Mr Ding said in the China Youth Daily interview. ... Shi Ting Corruption is singled out as a 'highly possible' trigger Social unrest is likely to disrupt the mainland's vibrant economy in the next few years, a survey ...

  4. Girlfriends for hire bolster city's economy

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... bars of this manufacturing heartland, notorious as China's sex capital for more than a decade. And the salons along that back street are kept in business mostly by those women. ...

  5. The stay-behind generation: casualties of the booming economy in mainland cities

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million children do not stop here, experts say. 'Enormous progress has been made,' said Unicef representative in China Yin Yin Nwe, especially in health, nutrition, sanitation, water ... problem for the 20 million children of migrants left behind in rural areas by their parents. China Agricultural University professor Ye Jingzhong visited more than 30 villages in eight provinces ...

  6. Economy has grown, but not incomes

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... in Wednesday's budget are expected to show that Hong Kong's economy is bigger than it was at its peak in 1997. But people are still, on average, making less money than eight years ago, and some ... This means the size of the economy, at current market prices, will break the record of $1.365 trillion in 1997. The city's GDP over the first three quarters of last year, valued at $1.007 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growth at any cost the cause of instability

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... is common. For those outside the system, the edifices of growth and short-term profit seem insurmountable. Many on the inside realise China's economy has become fragile. China is now facing the same problems as it did a decade ago, requiring major reforms in many sectors. But one basic component remains: it still needs massive stimulus to drive the economy. China must get back ...

  8. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    State of inequality as China's rich get richer

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... inequality. The danger line where social turbulence can easily occur is 0.4. When China began to reform the planned economy three decades ago, the gauge was at 0.3. It has since risen more than 50 per ... said. Li Shi, a professor at Beijing Normal University who has become known as "Mr China Income Distribution" believes the widening wealth gap threatens economic growth. He uses ...

  9. Business - Comment

    Limits on China's migrant workers barrier to plan to lift their spending

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Reliance on rural migrants looks like another false hope Apparently Beijing is now relying on a vast army of migrant labourers to boost consumer spending and rebalance China's economy. According to a report published yesterday by the National Population and Family Planning Commission, the mainland's 230 million migrant workers "would greatly stimulate ...

  10. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's 2020 goal may fail unless core issues are tackled, say analysts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... on increasing the overall size of the economy rather than improving the average citizen's well-being. Still, the effort could fall flat if Beijing fails to take additional steps to correct the way ... to hand over control of the country. But any such effort would be more difficult in China, where a lack of reliable income data obscures how wealth is distributed. The rising wealth ...




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