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China Middle Class

Peak Oil and Peak Water vs. Peak Network

Reid Hoffman | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Reid Hoffman

Dealing with resource scarcity will compel companies to adopt new technologies, new manufacturing processes, and new management practices -- all of which will drive innovation faster and faster. As the global middle class expands, there will be massive opportunities for entrepreneurs to create more efficient industries and more productive business ecosystems. Technologies and industries will collide in new and unexpected ways, and these entrepreneurial mashups, inspired in part by scarcity, will potentially produce greater utility and prosperity for society at large.

The Expanding Middle Class in Asia

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Kishore Mahbubani

The world has never seen anything like this before; it's probably one of the biggest seismic shifts in history.

Would Old Money Snobbery Help China Fight Corruption?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

The overconsumption of ostentatious luxury goods fuels graft by forcing Chinese officials to keep up with the Zhangs. A cornerstone of combating official corruption is to make sure that civil servants receive adequate salaries that provide a secure, if plebeian, middle-class lifestyle.

From Threat to Trust: China's Role in UN Peacekeeping

David Gosset | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
David Gosset

Despite foolish China-bashing, Sino-Western synergies are real and demonstrate that China's reemergence is profoundly compatible with Western modernity.

Modern China's Spiritual Crisis: Does it Exist?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.23.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

To the Chinese, materialism is not superficial. It is meaningful, tantamount to advancement within society and faith in the future. Run amok, however, it corrupts ambition and threatens the country's social fabric.

Gallup: More Americans Are Struggling To Eat Than Chinese

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Millions of Americans are currently weathering the effects of a slow economic recovery. Many Chinese, meanwhile, find themselves struggling less to ke...

How China Could Help The Global Recovery

AP | Posted 11.05.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- China can boost global economic growth by pressing ahead with reforms to promote domestic consumption and reduce reliance on exports and in...

How China's Growing Middle Class Is Raising Food Prices

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

BEIJING — Hunger was such a constant companion in Yao Qizhong's childhood that even now, at age 40, he'll stoop down to salvage a single clove o...

China's Ubiquitous Middle Class

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

International companies have long believed that they must have a presence in China because they consider its 1.3 billion people to be potential consumers. But research raises question about who the country's middle class really are and the true meaning of their disposable income.

China's Co-Dependent Middle Class and Communist Party

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

China's consumers, while boldly ambitious, Confucian to the core and desperate to climb the hierarchy of success, are insecure. Their wealth is new and incomes are still limited.

China's New Middle Class: Constants and Variables

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China's middle class, a modern force with timeless cultural imperatives, will reshape the world. To harness its spending power, marketers must realiz...