Rural China 59.2526% Harmonious

Researchers at Central China Normal University’s Center for Chinese Rural Studies have calculated a national rural social harmony score of 59.2526 on a 100-point scale. Xinhua reports:

The index is based on six factors, namely democracy, justice, honesty, vitality, stability and harmony between humans and nature, which come from the definition of a harmonious society from the report delivered at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Xu Yong, head of the institute, said among the factors, honesty drew the highest score of 83.65, while the rating for harmony between humans and nature was only 50.74.

[…] The lowest-scoring factor was vitality, which received 35.09, meaning rural social vitality has yet to be stimulated, he said. [Source]

Overall rural social harmony lags behind progress on national rejuvenation, which was already 65.3% complete by the start of last year.

May 13, 2014 1:04 AM
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