Kinas 4 problem
Förutom Kinas dåliga siffror igår får vi inte mycket rapportering kring potentiella revolter och oroligheter i Kina. Vad är regeringens top prioritet, nu när landet går in i en ny fas. Snitt kinesen vill också ha en del av kakan, och med en växande medelklass, som också vill äta som vi i västerlandet kan det bli intressant utveckling framöver. Som vi skrivit förut, det är lätt att vänja sig till bättre levnadsvillkor, men det är även då folk vill ha mer….
“For Beijing, several things come together right now that make this a particularly difficult period. One, you have the higher energy prices coming on top of inflation that already exists. Two, you have this attempt at public demonstrations that spread not only geographically but across socio-economic classes. Three, you have a change in communication strategies where information is able to move faster, its finding ways to circumvent Chinese censorship and it’s drying out people who have very different grievances. The fourth is that China is in a very different stage of its development right now. There really has become a growing middle class, there has been higher expectations given to the Chinese over the past few years — the government to deal with the economic crisis has tried to push domestic consumption, has done so by subsidizing, by giving rebates, by funding, and people are coming to expect more and expect more. These factors are combining at a time where Beijing is also focusing very heavily on the transfer of leadership from Hu Jintao to his successor.” Stratfor.com