A Road To China Sustainable Development

3578 words - 14 pages

The Road to a Sustainable Economic Development in China

The Road to a Sustainable Economic Development in China

A Survey Based on My Village

Leo Lee, 2010-1-8

Outline:

Introduction

Survey Purpose

Survey Methods

Findings

Conclusion

Suggestions

References

Content:

Introduction

With over 30 years of rapid economic growth, our country has becoming one of main economic powers in the world. Nevertheless, our country also starts to feel the pain of the so called No.1 economic and social problem, considered by our country's leaders and derived from the insufficient attention given to the welfare of rural residents, which not only has created a large income gap between the urban rich and rural poor, but also led widespread exploitation of farmers by local government officials, despite there is substantial improvement in rural people's living standard in recent years.

Regarding this problem or so called "SHAN NONG" issue, scholars like economists, policy consultants and high rank officials have enthusiastically carried out various investigations and researches. Related reports are flooding everywhere in internet.

While, as a farmer myself grown up in some typical average rural village in HUNAN province, I will, instead of adopting those experts research work or official statistics like below table 1 &2 showed (though through which people might also able to understand partial of this problem from an aggregate respective), try to present you two real pictures of our village's life in 1990 and 2009 respectively, and further explain them in our rural people language in details.

Table 1 Annual Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban and Rural Residents (Yuan)

Year

1978

1980

1985

1989

1997

2002

2003

Urban

343.4

477.6

739.1

1374

5160

7703

8472

Rural

133.6

191.3

397.6

602

2090

2476

2622

Income Ratio

2.570

2.497

1.859

2.282

2.469

3.111

3.231

Urban CPI

100.0

109.5

134.2

219.2

481.9

475.1

479.4

Rural CPI

100.0

157.9

322.3

315.2

320.2

Source: China Statistical Yearbook 1999 Table 10.1 for years up to 1985; China Statistical Yearbook 2004 Table 10-1 for income data beginning 1989, Table 9-2 for the urban and rural consumer price indices (respectively with 1978=100 and 1985=100).

Table 2 Annual Per Capita Living Expenditure of Urban and Rural Households (Yuan)

Year

1989

1997

2002

2003

Urban

1211

4186

6030

6511

Rural

515

1617

1834

1943

Ratio

2.351

2.589

3.288

3.351

Source: China Statistical Yearbook 2004, Table 10-1.

Survey purpose

Try to illustrate one of the biggest challenges on how to achieve our country's sustainable economic development. Also try...

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