“Our Social System Is Inadequate” – Andreas Lorenz

In Spiegel Online (link), Andrea Lorenz interviews Chinese economist and reformist Chi Fulin:

SPIEGEL: The gap between the and the is wider than ever, and party leader and head of state Hu Jintao called for the building of a harmonious society. How does he expect such a society to function?

Chi: Economic development is currently proceeding at such a pace that the development of society cannot keep up – neither when it comes to and education, nor when or the are at stake. Our social system is particularly inadequate; it covers too few and is badly administered. should become the central focus of Chinese politics.

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