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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must solve its daughter deficit

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by TSUNG-MEI CHENG

    ... Tsung-Mei Cheng Tsung-Mei Cheng says China must sweep away policies and a cultural mindset that discourage baby girls, to plug a destabilising gender gap. Offering a baby-girl bonus could ... suggesting a possible decline- an improvement in this instance. But the ratio is still very high by the standards of the developed world. This gender imbalance is a product of centuries of gender ...

  2. Failure to publish Gini figure hides Swazi level of inequality

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are not familiar with it, the Gini co-efficient is considered the standard measure of income inequality. The formula for calculating it is truly frightening, with lots of brackets, Greek and Roman letters, both big and small, and a generous helping of superscripts and subscripts. Happily, however, the concept behind it is simple enough. The Gini co-efficient measures a country's inequality ...

  3. Business - China Business

    European nations and China seek to curb pay for executives and bankers

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by VICTORIA RUEN, George Chen, Enoch Yiu, AFP

    ... inequality Fat cats suffering salary squeeze Sickened by years of financial crises and reports of huge salaries and bonuses for the executives and bankers they say plunged the global economy ... in the East: China. Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao has left his successors a gift on the eve of his retirement - directives designed to ease social inequality in part through raising wages for the poor ...

  4. Gender imbalance worries mainland

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau While China enjoys runaway economic growth and increasing diplomatic clout on the world stage, mainland authorities are worried by gender imbalance and a rapidly greying ... bloodline. Statistics about serious gender disparity are alarming. In 2000, there were 117 boys born for every 100 girls in China. It is estimated that by 2020 the mainland will have about 40 million ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese cities shut out migrants at their own cost

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by HSIAO-HUNG PAI

    ... Hsiao-Hung Pai Hsiao-Hung Pai says discrimination fuels alienation and protest action Chinese cities shut out migrants at their own cost In the traditional values of an agricultural community, the home and land are the centre of one's being. Leaving ...

  6. Small change

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... inequality has become a top political issue. The first story was that the Chinese State Council has proposed revising the income tax rates to reduce the tax burden on the working class while raising ... income tax rates is long overdue but may not be the most effective treatment for China's rising income inequality. And for the cynical observers of local governance in China, keeping ...

  7. Expand your vocabulary

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flavour overinvestment- the act of putting too much money into an area where there is little growth to phase out- to terminate gradually imbalance- inequality between two things sweeping aside- ... working together to create a better learning environment for the students. 5. China's gender__________ is largely due to the traditional concept that boys are better than girls. 6. ...

  8. News - China

    Deadly demographics: Women face grim odds in male-heavy societies like China, India

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... of inequality and neglect that would lead to excess female mortality. China alone, he estimated then, had 50 million "missing women". Several studies have since tried to quantify the number ... Sex-determination technology and easy access to abortion have made gender screening only easier. Following the introduction of the one-child policy in 1979, the 1982 census showed sex ratio at birth ...

  9. The great divide

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for income inequality is political power play, rather than market forces. Three interrelated power monopolies make it well-nigh impossible for the system to eliminate this problem. First, ...

  10. ADB pulls back on growth forecast

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not need to resort to another financial and monetary stimulus policy as it did during the global financial crisis of 2008, Rhee said. 'Asia is facing a new challenge, rising inequality,' he said. In the past two decades, China's Gini coefficient (where a higher number denotes greater inequality) rose from 32 to 43, while that of Asian developing nations grew from 39 ...




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