Feb 19, 2013

Xi’s challenge: addressing China’s income inequality

New leader of China's Communist Party Xi Jinping has made a commitment to addressing income inequality in China. But without wide-ranging reforms, real change seems unlikely.

Michael Sainsbury — Freelance correspondent in Asia and <em>Little Red Blog</em> Editor

Michael Sainsbury

Freelance correspondent in Asia and Little Red Blog Editor

Income equality — or at least some semblance of it — is a fundamental concern for most people in the world, and it’s been a hot political topic in Australia over the past month or so. Who can forget Jenny Macklin’s now infamous declaration that she could live on Newstart?

With an increasing number of corporations looking for union “work arounds” and the possibility the Coalition will bring back WorkChoices (or something that looks like it), it’s likely the issue will continue to come up throughout the exhausting federal election campaign.

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