By Dali L. Yang
China has been having fun with stellar fiscal progress for greater than 1 / 4 of a century. but the quick development amid market-oriented reforms has no longer been an unalloyed blessing. The China Miracle has been observed by way of hovering source of revenue inequality and emerging social tensions, over-taxing China s source base and contributing to an environmental difficulty. regardless of massive development within the lifestyle and different social signs, China s leaders have, within the aftermath of the Tiananmen crackdown, steadfastly held again the outlet up of the political process. during this quantity, participants from the disciplines of economics, political technology, and sociology learn how latest associations, greatly outlined, may need exacerbated tensions in China's evolving economic system, society and polity in addition to how institutional advancements were brought to house present or rising conflicts and tensions.
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Zhang Wenkang was named to head the Song Qingling Association, a charitable organization of considerable prestige. Meng Xuenong, who had only been in office about a month prior to his removal, was transferred to a position running the North-South Water Diversion Project — an influential post. I am grateful to comments from Associated Press Shanghai correspondent Christopher Bodeen for pointing this out. B475_Chapter-01 FA 4/4/07 16:06 Page 42 42 Ashley Esarey The Government Response to the Crisis On April 21, a Xinhua article published in the China Youth Daily presented an account of a press conference held by Vice Health Minister Gao Qiang, who said that the number of SARS cases in China had risen to 1,807, including 339 cases in Beijing, 108 in Shanxi, 25 in Inner Mongolia, 12 in Guangxi, six in Hunan, five in Sichuan, three in Fujian, two in Shanghai, two in Henan, and one in Ningxia.
47 According to a 2002 statistical survey of print and broadcast journalists in Shanghai, the average monthly salary for print journalists was $473 and the average salary for broadcast journalists was $416. Lu Ye and Yu Weidong, “Shehui zhuanxing guochengzhong xinwen congyezhe de gongzuo zhuangkuang he zhiye lixiang: 2002 nian Shanghai xinwen congyezhe diaocha baogao” [The Professional Ideals of News Media Workers During the Process of Social Transformation: 2002 Shanghai News Worker Report], Xinwen Jizhe [The Journalist Magazine], 1 (2003).
Bonuses for both positions vary widely, as they are based both on an internal evaluation and on ACNielsen ratings after the program is aired. 49 These two factors are used to calculate performance bonuses for every report. 50 The desire to win performance bonuses tends to result in journalism that steers well clear of dangerous political controversy and meets the party’s propaganda requirements. One factor that mitigates this effect is fierce competition among media for superior employees. 47 According to a 2002 statistical survey of print and broadcast journalists in Shanghai, the average monthly salary for print journalists was $473 and the average salary for broadcast journalists was $416.
Discontented Miracle: Growth, Conflict, and Institutional Adaptations in China (Series on Contemporary China) (Series on Contemporary China) by Dali L. Yang