China has declared it will eliminate absolute poverty—defined as making under 4,000 yuan ($600) annually—by the end of this year. Towards that goal, China is enacting a new policy with a familiar ring: sending workers down to...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 5, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak in China highlighted the nation’s huge “digital divide”—the uneven distribution of information technology’s accessibility, use, and impact between different socioeconomic and demographic groups. At the...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 28, 2013
Lavish gift-giving among China’s wealthy has attracted considerable attention, particularly...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2013
China’s countryside, where almost half of its population still lives, lags far behind the cities in its level of development. Average incomes are less than a third of their urban counterparts, and economic migration has...
by Julie Johnson | Mar 10, 2008
The popularity of natural hair extensions is driving up the price of human hair, but the market surge isn’t trickling down to the base suppliers – poor women in rural China. From the Yomiuri Shimbun: Tetsuya Oura, a 29-year-old...
by Morgan Figuers | Aug 5, 2007
Lenovo, aiming to retain a large share of the Chinese computer market, will begin producing a cheap computer for low-income Chinese. The computer can be connected to a television set and will come with a keyboard and processor. From the Chicago Tribune: Lenovo Group Ltd. said Friday that it will sell a basic personal computer […]
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