China’s Priorities on Display – Adam Wolfe

From Asia Sentinel:

The debate at the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s highest legislative body, over the country’s first private property law spilled over into the public sphere at the NPC’s annual meeting which ended on March 16, exposing internal debates around the opposing forces of capitalism and communism.

And, despite the fact that China’s leaders are paying increased attention to the social and economic divides between the rural, inland provinces and the booming, coastal cities the fact is that the rural-urban divide is likely to continue to worsen. Much of the legislation passed will benefit the upper and middle classes in the cities far more than the poor rural areas. [Full Text]

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