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How well-off is China’s middle class?

China’s economic development has lifted hundreds of millions of Chinese out of poverty and led to a burgeoning middle-class. Yet, this demographic shift has also led to new environmental, political, and social challenges to China’s domestic security.

Economics / Military / Social

China’s Power: Up for Debate

The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. To help make sense of the issue, ChinaPower hosted its inaugural conference on November 29, 2016. The conference featured a series of debates between leading experts on the nature of Chinese power. The audience...

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Is China a developed country?

China’s growing global influence, economic growth and social development suggest that to some it might be considered a developed country. Yet, certain economic indicators demonstrate China is still in the process of developing.

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Does China have an aging problem?

Significant demographic shifts present two social challenges for China: a reduced Chinese working force supporting its widespread industrial bases, and new social issues pertaining to its pronounced gender imbalance and insufficient senior care.

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Is air quality in China a social problem?

Air-quality concerns affect China both at home and abroad. Domestic demands on environmental protections have influenced the government’s social and economic policies, while hazardous air pollution has harmed the country’s international image.