China's Coiled Young

Hedrick-Wong, Yuwa
October 2005
Forbes Asia;10/17/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p22
The article reflects on the implications of China's fast-paced economic reform as of October 17, 2005. Throwing tens of millions of state-sector workers out on the street while dismantling the cradle-to-grave social welfare they once enjoyed does seem like a recipe for instability. China's fast-paced reform has made tens of millions of state-sector workers redundant. In addition to their disrupted education, many saw their families torn apart and physically displaced.


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