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Yu Xie

Xie finds rapid increase in Chinese rich-poor income gap

a PSC In The News reference, 2014

"China’s Income Inequality Surpasses U.S., Posing Risk for Xi" - Bloomberg.com. 04/29/2014.

According to a paper in early release by PNAS, China's income inequality almost doubled 1980-2010, and now surpasses that of the US. Yu Xie and coauthor Xiang Zhou say that China's current high income inequality is driven by structural factors, mainly regional disparities and the urban-rural divide, resulting from its political system. Xie says that Chinese people seem to "recognize income inequality as a serious social problem; on the other hand, they seem to ... accept it as a fact of life. Something they have to pay for fast economic growth."

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Yu Xie

More Media Coverage:

International Business Times. China's Rich and Poor Gap Surpasses US. 4/29/2014.

Phys.org. Income inequality now greater in China than in US. 4/29/2014.

Quartz. China is hiding how bad income inequality is in the country. 4/29/2014.

Bloomberg Businessweek. China's Income-Inequality Gap Widens Beyond U.S. Levels. 4/29/2014.

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