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China Social Analysis

China has a newfound confidence after two centuries of repression.

Xi Jinping & Wife
Xi Jinping & Wife

Political / Social Bargain: Stability & Prosperity

China Protesters

Social issues in China are varied and wide-rangin, and are a combined result of the Chinese economic reforms set in place in the late 1970s, China’s political and cultural history, and an immense population. Because of the vast number of social problems that exist in China today,  China’s government has faced considerable difficulty in trying to remedy the issues. Many of these issues are exposed by the Chinese media while subjects that may contain politically sensitive issues may be censored. Some argue that China’s fragile social balance, combined with a bubble economy, makes China an extremely unstable country, while others argue China’s societal trends have created a balance to sustain itself.

Corruption, state monopolies, the yawning wealth gap and the rising cost of housing, education and medical care all contribute significantly to unrest. Land seizures, the widening wealth gap, and the disparity between the urban and rural populations are big problems.

Social Framework

The social framework has 2 Tier 2 categories: animal spirits and social cohesion. The Tier 3 animal spirits categories are taken directly from Akerlof’s and Shiller’s book: confidence, corruption, fairness, inflation and stories.  The Tier 3 social cohesion categories include.

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