A "notice wall", in a small village, in the far east of the city - Withe China's economy growing at an average of 11 % per year for the last twenty years it is still difficult (mainly because of the huge population) to find a job
Thursday, April 19, 2007
A man (a sweeper) sleeps on the backsteps to a large department store in the centre of the city
As "the great economic boom" continues to push China further ahead in both its economic wealth and status amongst the worlds "Super powers", many of its 1.4 billion citizens are being left behind.
"Income shock" such as failing crops, health problems and injury were the main cause of a decline in the incomes of the poorest 10 per cent of China's 1.3 billion people from 2001 to 2003, the World Bank said on Friday.
World Bank economists revealed last week that the incomes of more than 100 million Chinese had fallen by 2.4 per cent during a period when China's economy was growing at an average of about 10 per cent annually.
With over 70% of its population still living in rural areas away from the growth corridors of the south and east of China, and the rural population "growing increasingly" dissatisfied with the pace of reforms and corruption within their communities. The totalitarian "central government" in Beijing is becoming nervous about the state of unrest amongst its people.
"After the fall" - Arthur Miller
The stage is dark. Now there is a sense that some figure has moved in the farthest distance; a footstep is heard, then others. As light dimly rises, the persons in the play move in a random way up from beneath the high back platform. Some sit at once others come farther downstage, they seem to recognize each other, still others move alone and in total separateness.
The snow fell all day on December 2 2006, this is two days later, within the campus of "Shandong Institute of Business and Technology", early morning light shinning brightly through the beech trees.