President Xi Jinping has called for a move towards a system that more fairly looks after those who are not yet wealthy. Photo: Reuters President Xi Jinping has called for a move towards a system that more fairly looks after those who are not yet wealthy. Photo: Reuters
President Xi Jinping has called for a move towards a system that more fairly looks after those who are not yet wealthy. Photo: Reuters
Josephine Ma
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Josephine Ma

China’s ‘common prosperity’ should be about helping those who need it most

  • President Xi Jinping has defined the goal for the first time, but it remains unclear how it will translate into action
  • Practical policies are needed for equal access to health care and education, and more must be done to improve social welfare

President Xi Jinping has called for a move towards a system that more fairly looks after those who are not yet wealthy. Photo: Reuters President Xi Jinping has called for a move towards a system that more fairly looks after those who are not yet wealthy. Photo: Reuters
President Xi Jinping has called for a move towards a system that more fairly looks after those who are not yet wealthy. Photo: Reuters
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China news editor and has covered China news for the Post for more than 20 years. As a correspondent in Beijing, she reported on everything from the 2003 Sars outbreak to the riots in Lhasa and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2009. She has a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in English language from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.