happiness index

China’s Way to Happiness

In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson interviews Richard Madsen, a scholar on Chinese...

China Reduced to World’s Happiest Country

Unlike the “Are you happy?” CCTV debacle of last fall, a survey on happiness released last week is unequivocal about China’s contentment. On May 16, People’s Daily published “The People’s Happy Chinese Dream: Index of the...

China Richer But Not Happier

At American Public Media’s Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal and Rob Schmitz discuss a recent study from the University of Southern California which suggested that rising incomes in China are failing to bring greater happiness to...

Ministry of Truth: UN World Happiness Report

The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and...

You Are as Happy as the Government Says You Are

Danwei translates an article from the Nanjing Morning Post about a telephone survey in a town near Nanjing to measure residents’ well-being: Early this month, the people of Shiqiao, a town in Nanjing’s Pukou...

China Pension Fund Scandal Nets Top Statistician – Reuters

From Reuters: China’s top statistician was sacked after anti-corruption investigations implicated him in the Shanghai pension fund scandal, a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics (ÂõΩÂÆ∂ÁªüËư±ÄÔºâsaid on Thursday. Qiu Xiaohua ÔºàÈDZÊôìÂçéԺ■who announced a new “Happiness Index” this year to include living conditions, the environment and salary — was dismissed as chief of the […]

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