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. As China’s global footprint continues to grow, its actions are increasingly shaping water resources beyond its borders.
ChinaPower hosted its fourth annual conference on December 4, 2019. The conference featured a keynote by Senator David Perdue and a postponed speech by Assistant Secretary of State David. R. Stilwell.
Rooting out corruption is critical to economic development, as it undercuts government revenue and limits the ability of government to implement effective policies. Learn more about the impact of corruption in China with this ChinaPower exclusive.
Access to adequate health care is crucial to social and economic development, as healthy human capital fosters productivity and economic growth. Comprehensive reforms have enabled China to improve health outcomes across the country, but significant gaps persist between urban and rural populations. Learn more with this ChinaPower exclusive.
As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China faces domestic and international pressure to address environmental concerns while maintaining economic growth. How China manages this challenge affects its ability to emerge as a leader in both sustainable development and the broader fight against climate change.
Rapid modernization has enabled China to provide its citizens with improved living standards and increased economic opportunities. Yet this process has yielded uneven gains between men and women. Working to address these inadequacies is essential for China as it continues its socio-economic development.
The prosperity of any economy relies on a variety of factors that drive productivity. One way of measuring these elements is by examining competitiveness. This feature uses data from the World Economic Forum to assess China’s competitiveness in terms of the institutions, policies, and other components that support its economic output.
China’s emergence as a global power is likely to be one of the most consequential factors in twenty-first century international politics. Yet questions persist as to whether China is now a developed country. Learn more about China’s level of development with this ChinaPower exclusive.