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.
China’s ongoing development has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and resulted in a burgeoning middle class. The Chinese government has made significant investments in education, urban development, and public health services, but China still faces a host of ongoing developmental challenges. How Chinese leaders manage these hurdles has a profound impact on their ability to cultivate power. To learn more about social issues in China, explore our featured content below.
Do Women in China Face Greater Inequality than Women Elsewhere?
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.
How Competitive is China’s Economy on the Global Stage?
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.
The China Development Tracker
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.
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2017
ChinaPower hosted its second annual conference on November 14, 2017. The conference featured Senator John Cornyn as the keynote speaker.
Is China Both a Source and Hub for International Students?
More international students are flocking to China than ever before, with over 440,000 foreigners studying in China in 2016. China also sends more of its students abroad than any other country. Learn more about China’s role in international education with this ChinaPower exclusive.
How is China Feeding its Population of 1.4 Billion?
Decades of economic growth have enabled China’s leaders to make considerable strides in increasing food access across the country, but China’s economic boom has generated a new set of demographic demands and environmental strains.
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.