Beijing (The Telegraph): According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, sky-rocketing food prices, rural land grabs, a growing rich-poor divide and the outlandish corruption of government officials were the chief complaints of Chinese citizens.
Although China’s economy grew at 10 per cent this year, pushing average earnings above £2,500 ($4,000) per head for the first time, the poll of 4,100 people across seven major cities and seven smaller town found levels of dissatisfaction at an almost five-year high.
The top concern among ordinary Chinese was rising food prices, which have leapt by 15-20 per cent this year, forcing the government to introduce food subsidies amid a growing amount of grumbling in the nation’s market-places. Read more…..
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