Emergence of the Chinese Middle Class and Its Implications

@article{Li2006EmergenceOT,
  title={Emergence of the Chinese Middle Class and Its Implications},
  author={H. Li},
  journal={Asian Affairs: An American Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={67 - 83}
}
  • H. Li
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • Asian Affairs: An American Review
  • The expansion of China's middle class since the late 1970s has inspired some political scientists to speculate that rapid economic growth and the ensuing rise of the middle class could constitute the basis for a democratic transition. This article analyzes the political implications of the emergence of the Chinese middle class and discusses how the Chinese Communist Party copes with the rising middle class. This article concludes that at present, the Chinese middle class quietly endorses the… CONTINUE READING
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