Farmers pick crops in Bozhou, Anhui province. Rural Chinese make and spend at least 40 per cent less than their urban peers. Photo: Weibo Farmers pick crops in Bozhou, Anhui province. Rural Chinese make and spend at least 40 per cent less than their urban peers. Photo: Weibo
Farmers pick crops in Bozhou, Anhui province. Rural Chinese make and spend at least 40 per cent less than their urban peers. Photo: Weibo
Winston Mok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Winston Mok

China’s drive to boost consumption hinges on better social welfare and rural incomes

  • Spending will remain restrained unless an improved social security system frees up savings and rural development raises incomes for the poor

Farmers pick crops in Bozhou, Anhui province. Rural Chinese make and spend at least 40 per cent less than their urban peers. Photo: Weibo Farmers pick crops in Bozhou, Anhui province. Rural Chinese make and spend at least 40 per cent less than their urban peers. Photo: Weibo
Farmers pick crops in Bozhou, Anhui province. Rural Chinese make and spend at least 40 per cent less than their urban peers. Photo: Weibo
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