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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Child sex attacks and treatment of elderly shame China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... state of affairs for young and old China has long prided itself on showing respect for the old and caring for the young. But news of a spate of child molestation cases and a landmark report ... on the sorry state of China's education system, which places priority on results and neglects the psychological and physical health of students. Despite the fact that China has millions ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    China's university graduates stumped over jobs, life and politics

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 04:30pm by Ernest Kao

    ... by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The CASS  Blue Book of China’s Society revealed that only 76 per cent of 2012 graduates had been able to find jobs, Caijing reported on Monday.  The CASS conducted a survey on 2,000 students and graduates from 12 colleges and universities across China. When asked about their outlook on jobs, only 30 per cent of university students felt they would ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growth at any cost the cause of instability

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

    ... Laurence Brahm Laurence Brahm says China must re-evaluate its obsession with growth at any cost and seek a more balanced, sustainable model if it is to avoid unleashing forces beyond its control Growing pains China's high-growth dependency on fixed-asset investments has brought with it high energy costs, opening a Pandora's box of inflation, raising the costs ...

  4. 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

    ... 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 of China's tycoons and state-sector executives has little to do with wage increases. They get various bonuses and subsidies; some get payments as a result of their connections with the government. ...

  5. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    State of inequality as China's rich get richer

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

    ... will have to be confronted - for example, the state-owned enterprises and state-owned banks," he said. Li Shi, a professor at Beijing Normal University who has become known as "Mr China ... a Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality and a Gini coefficient of one expresses maximum inequality. The danger line where social turbulence can easily occur is 0.4. When China began ...

  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    China authorities pushing happiness amid rising discontent

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... less forgiving, mercilessly ridiculing the policy on the internet. "Without a constitutional government and democracy, a 'Happy China' will only be a fable," said Professor ... after Premier Wen Jiabao made happiness and human dignity central elements of his 2010 work report. In the run-up to the party congress, China Central Television (CCTV) has been running a series ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's urbanisation challenge

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli urges bolder reform of the household registration system and the inequitable access to social services between town and village China must do more to help its rural migrants build a real home in the city This year marks a watershed in Chinese urbanisation: for the first time in China's history, over half of its people now live in the city. With an average ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's health spending reform an encouraging sign

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and insurance coverage to reduce personal spending on health. China's market reforms placed a heavy health-care cost burden on local government and consumers. Nonetheless personal spending now ... ends meet. This explains why patients tend to expect a lot and blame doctors if treatment fails. Indeed, it is not uncommon for them to resort to violence. Given China's economic rise, ...

  9. Business - LABOUR

    Samsung accused of labour violations at China plants

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Samsung accused of labour violations Samsung Electronics' factories and suppliers in China employed underage workers, forced them to work overtime, and exposed them to unsafe conditions, a New York-based labour group said as it increased scrutiny on the world's largest seller of mobile phones and televisions. China Labor Watch discovered "severe ...

  10. 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 ... China's consumption growth" if only they spent more money. At first this sounds like the noise of a barrel being desperately scraped. Last year household consumption accounted for just 35 per ...




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