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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    China's income inequality slowly improving, survey finds

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com New survey claims key measure of income gap has slightly improved, but earlier studies suggest the problem could be getting worse Inequality is slowly declining — perhaps Wealth inequality in China is still high compared with most developed countries but the gap is slowly narrowing, a new survey has found. China's Gini coefficient of income ...

  2. 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 ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing Victoria.ruan@scmp.com As the rich get richer against a background of party privilege and corruption, the widening wealth gap brings a real threat of social unrest ...

  3. Migrants' children learn of education inequality

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as Zhang's are still denied access to some educational opportunities because they do not have local household residency, known as hukou. Inequality- in the form of very limited access to public ...

  4. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Beijing to release own Gini inequality index

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 08:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing will release its own version of a closely watched international inequality index, state media reported on Sunday, becoming the first Chinese city ... to avoid public discontent that could lead to social unrest in the country of 1.3 billion. China on Friday released a decade’s-worth of Gini coefficients for the country as a whole after keeping ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Inefficient health care systems fuel inflation, inequality

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 07:29pm by Christy Choi

    ... and competitiveness, depleting savings, causing bankruptcies, giving rise to inequalities and diverting funds from better social uses. “We now live [long] enough to develop diabetes, cancer, heart disease, ... lifestyles leading to chronic diseases, poverty and humanitarian crises, and inefficient health care systems, he said. Hong Kong faces the further issue of inequality. A study by Oxfam Hong Kong ...

  6. News - China - WEALTH GAP

    Li Shi, 'Mr China Income Distribution', battles inequality

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

    ... Shi, 57, and he has been charting the spiral into dangerous levels of inequality since the 1980s- and warning of the accompanying dangers of social unrest. But Li said his interests ... worked at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a think tank, from 1985 to 2005, and as a researcher in the economics department in Oxford University in 2001 and a professor at Hitotsubashi ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Festival Moon highlights inequality in Hong Kong, past and present

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... into a symbol of the corruption and inequality of Hong Kong's capitalistic system. The inaugural production of the left-wing Feng Huang studio, this classic of 1950s Putonghua-dialect cinema took ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    China now reaching the same levels of inequality as Johannesburg

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... social democracies of Scandinavia, all of which score around 25. In contrast, any number above 40 is regarded as moving into territory where inequality is likely to become a pressing political ... levels of inequality as Jo'burg The Johannesburg suburb of Sandton is a real eye-opener. Known among property agents as "Africa's richest square mile", Sandton is the office ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore activists warn of surging xenophobia as foreigners take the blame for social ills

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... workers and expatriates are increasingly the target of “xenophobic” attacks on social media, Singapore’s leading activists groups warned on Wednesday. There is evidence of the “widespread use of racist, aggressive and militarised rhetoric” against foreigners on social networks, said a press release issued by 12 independent groups including Maruah, Singapore’s main human rights group. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, but faces a new challenge- rising inequality. Over the past few decades, the region has lifted people out of poverty at an unprecedented rate. But more recent experience contrasts ...




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