05 Feb '12, 12pm

Chinese new welfare reforms are a positive move - #CSR #China #Welfare #Poverty

Paul French applauds a small change in how poverty is defined in China Who’s poor and who’s not poor enough to receive state financial support? And at an international level, which countries are too poor to receive aid? The UK has made some choices. Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Moldova and Serbia are to see severely reduced aid from the British government following a decision by the international development secretary Andrew Mitchell. But India will, apparently, continue to receive aid. Naturally this has led to a lot of argument. Does India have more peasants than China? Are they poorer? Is Vietnam now a developed economy? China and India of course are now enormous, but they’re both hardly what could be described as diamond shaped economies – ie with a few rich, a few poor and most people in the middle. Both countries are at the extremes of the Gini coefficient measu...

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