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One of the byproducts of China’s fast economic development over the last 30 years is the growing income disparity between rural and urban residents. It is undeniable that absolute living conditions have improved for almost everyone, with the most notable examples at both ends of the spectrum being the eradication of poverty and the recent...
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As one of the largest economies in the world, China is being asked by the international community to take a more and more active role in world affairs, ranging from contributing to stabilizing the post-financial crisis global economy to cutting greenhouse gas emission. Sometimes, Western approach toward China is contradictory or driven by political agenda....
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Voltaire remarked of Frederick the Great’s Prussia that “where .some states have an army, the Prussian Army has a state!” The same can easily be said of Pakistan. The destruction of the army would mean the destruction of the country. Yet this is something that the Pakistani Taliban and their allies can never achieve. Only...
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After 30 years of economic reform, China appears to have shifted its focus toward social issues such as a more even distribution of income, improving the quality of life for the poorest and enhancing the welfare system. Often social reform and economic development are seen as pursuing opposite goals at the expense of each other....
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