Tag Archives: poverty

Trading family for a washing machine – Are China’s poor really better off?


China’s rise has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, but has life really improved as much as that claim implies? As a recent study shows, life satisfaction in China has not increased over the past 20 years, which seems to … Continue reading

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China’s biggest environmental problem isn’t the air


Over the last year we’ve discussed the problem of air pollution nearly a dozen times, and while this is a pressing issue that effects hundreds of millions of people, there is a bigger environmental challenge facing China – water pollution. … Continue reading

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Top China stories of the week: 11/27-12/04


China halts U.S. academic freedom at the class door, from Bloomberg, was the better of two excellent pieces this week on the topic of joint-managed colleges in China (the other being No academic freedom for China). This piece generated a … Continue reading

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