World's largest exporter. China didn't even make the top ten till 1997. This explains why US and the West never care about trade with China until recently with the trade war. Etc. Because it was miniscule.
I just can't get enough of this Greek finance minister. (He's the one that stood up to Merkel And the EU)
He talks complete sense when confronted by prejudice woman. Her views come straight out of the tabloid newspaper she reads.
The longer version:
I don't know what are you trying to say that China is not developed yet? Well it is no secret we all know that But comparing to developed world based on nominal GDP is misleading They should use PPP then the number look difference. Since $10000 goes a long way in China compare to say in New York. And why should they compare it to the west It is not a competition since the west has a large lead . They should compare it to India because at 1950 they are start the same starting line. With India leading in some way since the they are spared of the devastation of WWII and when the british left they left behind a good infrastructure, treasury brim with surplus, good and functioning civil servant. Better use HDI as yardstick
2.1- China’s HDI value and rank China’s HDI value for 2018 is 0.758— which put the country in the high human development category— positioning it at 85 out of 189 countries and territories. The rank is shared with Ecuador. 3 Between 1990 and 2018, China’s HDI value increased from 0.501 to 0.758, an increase of 51.1 percent. Table A reviews China’s progress in each of the HDI indicators. Between 1990 and 2018, China’s life expectancy at birth increased by 7.6 years, mean years of schooling increased by 3.1 years and expected years of schooling increased by 5.1 years. China’s GNI per capita increased by about 954.0 percent between 1990 and 2018.
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Could help Xi's fight against corruption in China, as now corrupt CCP officials will find it harder to move to the US. Not sure about the trick of sending their families over - are children and spouses of officials normally CCP members themselves?
Hong Kong (CNN) — China is on the move again. As October 1 arrives, hundreds of millions of people are expected to pack highways, trains and planes for the National Day holiday, one of the busiest times for travel in the world's most populous country.
The eight-day Mid-Autumn Festival break is China's first major holiday since it emerged from the
Last year, a total of
The scale of mass movement in such a short period of time is unthinkable in many parts of the world, where governments are still struggling to control soaring infections. In the United States, the number of coronavirus cases topped 7 million over the weekend. Much of Europe is now in the grip of
But for now, the virus is much less of a concern for Chinese holidaymakers, given China's close to zero local transmission and some of the world's strictest border control measures.
Chen Qianmei, a 29-year-old from the southern city of Guangzhou, flew to Shanghai on Tuesday for her Mid-Autumn Festival vacation. She said she wasn't worried about the virus, although she still took precautions.
"I think China has (the virus) under pretty good control," she said. "I'm wearing masks and bringing alcohol wipes with me to clean my hands, especially before eating -- although in Shanghai, few people wear masks now."
Show of confidence
The coronavirus, first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan last December before spreading across the globe, has been largely contained in China since March. In the following months, small-scale outbreaks have occasionally flared -- from the country's northeast to the capital Beijing and the far western region of Xinjiang, but all were swiftly contained through stringent lockdown measures and mass testing programs.
China has not reported any locally transmitted symptomatic case since mid-August, and is rigorously screening overseas arrivals and workers at risk of exposure to the virus. Last week, it detected its first local asymptomatic infections in over a month, after two port workers unloading frozen imported seafood in Qingdao tested positive for the virus in routine screening.
The sense of control is in stark contrast to the anxiety and foreboding that had overshadowed China's last major travel period -- the Lunar New Year holiday in late January. Back then, the coronavirus outbreak was sweeping through Wuhan after local authorities initially silenced healthcare workers trying to sound the alarm. Two days before Lunar New Year's Day, the Chinese government ordered an unprecedented lockdown on the city, but by then, the virus had already spread to other provinces and beyond the country, as hundreds of millions of Chinese people headed home for family reunions or took vacations overseas.
More than eight months on, China's restrictions on domestic movement have all been lifted.
In a sign of the government's confidence in keeping the virus under control, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
But the center still recommended travelers obey local epidemic control measures, wear masks on trains, flights and in crowded places, and keep 1-meter (3.2 feet) distance at tourist spots -- the last of which could be difficult if not impossible to observe, given the size of crowds that often inundate popular sites during Chinese holidays.
Last week, China's Culture and Tourism Ministry ordered tourist sites to restrict capacity to 75% during the Mid-Autumn Festival, up from a limit of 50% from previous months. To facilitate contact tracing, visitors are required to register online in advance.
Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese CDC,
"It is now impossible to contract the virus in social environments,"