This issue of the USC US-China Institute's Talking Points newsletter highlights auto industry links between the U.S. and China. It also includes our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions across North America.
Modernity and Policy Toward the Urban Poor in China
Discussion on China's urban poor policy.
In addressing the timely issue of China’s urban poor policy Dr. Solinger will pose the question: why are the poor in Chinese cities managed so much more meagerly, in relative terms, than other groups? Using statistical material, comparative information and quotations from interviews, she will make the case that it is the state’s obsession with forging stability that has had a negative impact on China’s municipally-situated needy. Chinese cities must now conform to the political elite’s vision of modernity, to what Dr. Solinger sees as its illusions of rejuvenation, regeneration, and renovation. She bases her claim on an appraisal of the state’s Minimum Livelihood Guarantee (Dibao).
The Thanksgiving 2017 issue of Talking Points reviews Chinese doubts about the taste of turkey, TV pioneer Joyce Chen, and offers two poems. And we offer our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions across North America.