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The Dark Underbelly Of China And Its Economic Progress

Despite being a state that run its affairs keeping in tandem with a communist ideology, China has done amazingly well to defy the regular norms of the international system in a very short span of time.

China Xi Jinping

With a GDP growth rate sustained at 10 and ruling the Wall Street from past decade, China has indeed left the world in sheer awe and with the way it’s GDP is spiking at the moment, it won’t be surprise if it becomes an even bigger player in the Wall Street than it already is.

Despite a wide array of internal challenges that always seem to pose a threat on the nation’s long-term sustainability as a super-power, President Xi Jinping has managed to take Chine one step further at every level which is quite an amazing feat. According to a recent survey conducted in China, 66% of the country’s population says that corrupt officials occupying key positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations is the biggest issue of the state and if the trend persists, could potentially come back and haunt the nation as a whole. However, 44% of the population believes that this problem will be overcome in the coming 5 years which is fairly true due to the fact that over the past few years or so, China has really strived to provide and inclusive political and economic system which is so very crucial for a state that aspires to be at the pinnacle of greatness.

However, there are a lot of issues that the country faces right now; issues that so far have not attracted necessary global attention to warrant a lot of criticism but issues that will harm the country’s growth significantly if they are only wiped under the carpet rather than being taken care of.

China: Pollution as a main concern

There are clear cut signs that which show that China’s remarkable economic expansion has had some negative side effects. The country has paid a dear cost for all that achieved in the shape of environmental issues. Many are concerned about the percentage of CFC chloroform carbon emissions due to industrial activities, disposal of industrial waste and other food shortage issues.

Indeed, a recent...


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