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“Snapshots of highbrow existence in modern PR China” discusses adjustments that experience taken position in chinese language highbrow lifestyles during the last decade, the self-reflection that those alterations have provoked between chinese language intellectuals, and the ways that those alterations were obtained within the usa. that includes essays through intellectuals from all through Asia, this distinctive factor of boundary 2 examines how China’s altering economic system creates either new difficulties and new possibilities. those essays discover modern discussions touching on schooling and tradition as China aspires to create cutting edge world-class universities and new nationwide universities. Others talk about the query of “Chineseness” as an ideological operator inside of China, through the chinese language diaspora, and more and more around the aggressive globalized economic system of tradition and ideas.

Contributors: Chris King Chi Chan, Chu Yiu-Wai, Alexander Day, Arif Dirlik, Han Shaogong, Pun Ngai, Fengzhen Wang, Wang Hui, Wang Shaoguang, Shaobo Xie, Yu Keping

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9 percent of the urban working population had old-age insurance (Figure 9), which meant that a large segment of the working population in the informal sectors, especially migrant workers, did not yet have old-age insurance. 17 million migrant workers were covered by the end of 2006. The biggest obstacle facing migrant workers is that their old-age insurance account could only be managed locally. If they move from one 35. In the Chinese statistic system, employees in the formal sector refer to those persons working in, and receiving payment from, units of state ownership, collective ownership, joint ownership, shareholding ownership, foreign ownership, and ownership by entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, and other types of ownership and their affiliated units.

In order to cover as many urban residents as possible, in April 2006 the State Council decided to choose one or two cities in provinces that had the financial capacity to introduce an urban medical care program for protecting against catastrophic illness. This system covered those people who were not eligible for the Basic Medical Insurance System for Urban Employees, such as children and nonemployees. The State Council will expand this 34 boundary 2 / Summer 2008 experiment to more cities in 2008 and reach 80 percent of cities in China by 2009.

Cao Jinqing places current rural problems in the long-term context of China’s industrialization and the uneven development of the capitalist world system. ” It was the necessary process of primitive accumulation during the Maoist period that determined the structural relation between the countryside and urban China and the institutions needed to organize the transfer of surplus to begin industrialization. These included the commune system, state-controlled purchasing and marketing, nology in Shanghai.

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