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Title Invisible China : how the urban-rural divide threatens China's rise / Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell.
Author Rozelle, Scott, author.
Publication Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The middle-income trap -- China's looming transition -- The worst-case scenario -- How China got here -- A shaky foundation -- Invisible barriers -- Behind before they start -- Conclusion.
Summary "Twenty years ago, seemingly everything for sale at American retailers had a "Made In China" sticker on it. Now, things have changed. Every year, forty thousand Chinese factories are shuttering their doors as businesses seek cheaper labor elsewhere. Clothes manufacturing is moving to Bangladesh and Vietnam, for example, and shoes to Ethiopia. The exodus is well underway. Even as American commentators fret over "rising China," the real threat lies in a virtually unknown story: that of a nation struggling amid a profound economic transition away from manufacturing. The culprit? Profound inequality and the lack of investment in the people of the most populous place on earth. Health and education are the grave challenges for the country's future-and the world. Far from the prospect of global takeover, a China newly adrift has the potential to be our most unpredictable security challenge in the next decades. This book, a warning from Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell, cuts through the false alarmism while layingout an ambitious plan to correct course before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Economic development -- China.
Rural-urban relations -- China.
Rural poor -- China.
Equality -- China.
Education -- China -- Regional disparities.
Rural poor -- Health -- China.
China -- Economic conditions -- Regional disparities.
Addl. Author Hell, Natalie, 1991- author.
ISBN 9780226739526
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