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Books

06.21.2013

Why Has China Grown So Fast For So Long?

For analysts China presents a conundrum. It is clear that China has made rapid progress, and the landscape of the world is changing due to China’s unique position. Yet for decades, many have questioned this phenomenon, showing concern...

Books

01.14.2013

Governing Health in Contemporary China

Yanzhong Huang

The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle...

Caixin Media

09.14.2012

Moneyless Pensions Yield No Gold for the Old

Caixin

SHENYANG—Morning breezes turn chilly in late August, signaling fall’s approach in the Tiexi factory district. For the unemployed men and women standing on sidewalks between a labor bureau office and a park every day at 6 a.m., the change...

Books

04.01.2010

Socialist Insecurity

Over the past two decades, China has rapidly increased its spending on its public pension programs, to the point that pension funding is one of the government’s largest expenditures. Despite this, only about fifty million citizens—one-...

Reports

09.01.2003

A Simple Solution to China's Pension Crisis

China’s rapidly aging population, strong economic growth, and high return on capital mean that a funded pension system would be more efficient than a state-directed system. Yet, there are many problems in implementing a new privatized...