social stability

“China Needs Justice, Not Equality”

At Foreign Affairs, Martin King Whyte writes that despite growing alarm about economic inequality in China, satisfaction with and optimism about personal gains have defused much of its political volatility. A greater threat to...

Inequality, Unemployment Higher Than Expected

A new survey suggests that China’s Gini coefficient—a measure of inequality—is far higher than either other recent estimates or the 0.4 mark often said to represent potentially destabilising inequality. China has not...

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