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  • 23-March-2014

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    Promoting a Fair and Sustainable Welfare System in China

    China is currently strengthening its social safety nets and creating a modern welfare state. A minimum income standard is in place for all residents, and nearly everyone benefits from at least some measure of health insurance. But going forward, further reforms are needed to meet the demands of an increasingly urban population, said OECD Secretary-General in Beijing.

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  • 21-March-2014

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    China: Structural reforms for inclusive growth

    In spite of a slow and uneven global recovery over the past five years, China has maintained strong growth and continued to tackle income inequality, which had been rising, as well as poverty. Drawing on the expertise and collective experience of OECD member and partner countries, this Report presents recent OECD analysis and policy advice in areas that are critical to China’s long-term economic performance and social development.

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  • 19-March-2014

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    The OECD Secretary-General in Beijing, 21-24 March 2014

    Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, was in Beijing from 21 to 24 March 2014 to deliver a speech at the China Development Forum and to hold meetings with several Chinese officials.

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  • 10-December-2013

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    Are the Chinese cheating in PISA or are we cheating ourselves?

    Whenever an American or European wins an Olympic gold medal, we cheer them as heroes. When a Chinese does, the first reflex seems to be that they must have been doping; or if that’s taking it too far, that it must have been the result of inhumane training.

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  • 15-November-2013

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    China’s march to prosperity: reforms to avoid the middle-income trap

    China is well-placed to avoid the so-called "middle-income trap" and to continue to converge towards the more advanced economies, even though growth is likely to slow from near double-digit rates in the first decade of this millennium to around 7% at the 2020 horizon.

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  • 24-October-2013

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    Policies to Enhance Agricultural Innovation and Productivity: Focus on China - Workshop

    This workshop, organised jointly by the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center of the Ministry of Agriculture (ATPC) of China and the OECD, will discuss the key policy issue of how to ensure that productivity growth in agriculture globally and, in particular, in China is sufficient to meet growing demand and that it is done sustainably.

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  • 16-October-2013

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    Policies for inclusive urbanisation in China

    Urbanisation in China has long been held back by various restrictions on land and internal migration but has taken off since the 1990s, as these impediments started to be gradually relaxed. People have moved in large numbers to richer cities, where productivity is higher and has increased further thanks to agglomeration effects.

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  • 7-October-2013

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    Emerging Asian economies expected to remain resilient but structural reform critical, says new Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India

    The economic outlook for Emerging Asia (Southeast Asia, China and India) remains robust over the medium term, anchored by the steady rise in domestic demand, according to a new report from the OECD Development Centre.

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  • 5-September-2013

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    The People's Republic of China - Avoiding the middle-income trap: Policies for sustained and inclusive growth

    This report presents an update of OECD policy advice in areas that are critical to China’s long-term economic performance and social development. They include food security, social safety nets, health reform, green growth, climate change and urbanisation.

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  • 3-September-2013

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    Advanced economies growing again but some emerging economies slowing, says OECD

    A moderate recovery is underway in the major advanced economies, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Growth is proceeding at encouraging rates in North America, Japan and the UK. The euro area as a whole is out of recession, although output remains weak in a number of countries.

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