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  1. Economist's call for the poor to share toilets stinks, netizens say

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... individual toilets. Academic Mao Yushi, 80, of the Beijing-based Unirule Institute of Economics, said communal toilets would deter officials and their families from abusing policy loopholes to snap ... reacted strongly to Mr Mao's suggestion, saying he was an advocate of discrimination against the poor. Of more than 73,000 respondents to an ongoing online survey since Thursday, nearly 70 ...

  2. Rural poverty drops after 10-year drive

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Economist Mao Yushi said that although the level was 'very low', the increase was 'roughly the same as inflation'. 'You need to set a standard somewhere, as only then can you have comparison both over time and between different countries,' Mao said. 'But the most important question is whether the poverty situation in rural China is improving. ...

  3. 10b yuan in farm aid to support rural population

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... rural areas with limited, if not zero, social welfare could create a nightmare scenario for the government,' independent Beijing-based economist Mao Yushi said. 'They are now doing ... In an attempt to stimulate consumption among rural residents, Beijing has offered subsidies to white-goods makers to promote their products in villages and small towns. Professor Mao applauded ...

  4. Ministry has no data on jobs of 200 million rural workers

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year. 'That's the harsh reality of China- if you are born a peasant, you've got to get used to being forgotten by the government, until sacrifices are required,' said Mao Yushi, a rural economist with the Beijing Tianze Economic Research Institute. Many export-oriented companies in coastal areas have shut down or laid off staff since late last year as demand ...

  5. Economic downturn dictates policy paper

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was the backward countryside that supported and fed them whenever there was an economic crisis. Mao Yushi, chairman of the Unirule Institute of Economics, said the mainland should have only 5 per cent ...

  6. Ms Qiao reflects a widening social divide

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and accelerating tax reform. In a speech on Friday, President Hu Jintao highlighted a government push to raise the salary levels of civil servants and standardise their pay scales. Economist Mao Yushi, who ... an official's position, the more benefits he enjoys. Those who earn little, such as farmers, have to pay for everything themselves,' Professor Mao said. 'Every year officials squander several ...

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

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

    ... because, by definition, it is hidden economy,' says Mao Yushi, executive director of the Beijing Unirule Institute of Economics. While there are certainly considerable illegal gains being made ... of the economy, some by legal means, some illegally. Mao says the total value of the hidden economy could be equivalent to one fifth of the formal economy, but says any estimate is largely guesswork. ...

  8. Mao caught in Web of intrigue

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Mao Zedong briefly became the nation's most wanted suspect when the late chairman's portrait mysteriously appeared in a People's Daily website report ... of Mao that hangs above the entrance to the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Tiananmen Square. The apparent prank was spotted by netizens yesterday morning. The report said Yan had been wanted since ...

  9. Disabled artist turns to calligraphy, then Mao, for therapy

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... painter's art does not deal with his disability. Instead, he draws playful ironic pictures of Chairman Mao Zedong playing sports. His recently opened exhibition at the Art Beatus Gallery called Yun-Dong features 19 works, including semi-comical portraits of Mao doing tai chi, riding a unicycle and playing ping pong. 'To me, Chairman Mao is someone who changed history, and I have ...

  10. Glory without pay for answering Mao's call

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan About 100 retrenched Sichuan coal miners, most of them women, are still battling to recover medical and retirement benefits from their bankrupt former Neijiang employer decades after they were laid off. Lan Shuxian, 84, became a miner in 1971 at a state-owned coal mine in Longchang county in Neijiang when Mao Zedong's 'May 7 Directive' called ...




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