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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
china's major problems may be demographic ones. As of today, there is a disparity between the number of girls being born (or being allowed to live) and the number of boys being born, which has spawned a certain degree of tension within the male populace of the current generation.
Also, the disparity in wealth between the urban, party-sanctioned elites and rural people is enormous. Sure, the USA had such disparity in the 1920s... but, then, programs were in place to educate those in rural areas, and free-market forces were rapidly bringing in goods to them.. In china, however, the movement to enfranchise the rural poor is really, still, just a popular buzzword among the political elites...
As a result of this, China may either find itself with a population in revolt 20 years from now or one that is totally unsuited for maintaining a modern economy.