China Poverty

Is China Succeeding at Eradicating Poverty?

The Chinese Communist Party has set an unprecedented goal to eradicate poverty in China by the end of 2020. While China is set to achieve this goal based on a narrow definition of poverty, hundreds of millions of people in China continue to struggle with low incomes and poor standards of living.

China rare earths
Economics / Technology

Does China Pose a Threat to Global Rare Earth Supply Chains?

China has established itself as the dominant global supplier of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals that are crucial to countless advanced technologies. China’s capacity to disrupt global rare earth supply chains has raised alarm bells in several major countries, but Beijing’s influence within the industry is likely to be eroded in the coming years.

China water security

How Does Water Security Affect China’s Development?

Ongoing economic modernization has expanded access to safe drinking water for hundreds of millions of people in China, but it has also severely polluted and taxed the country’s water resources. Leaders in Beijing have taken steps to address water security threats, but considerable obstacles persist.