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1. In China, during the last 15 years, overweight rates doubled and obesity rates tripled. Now, 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women are overweight.
Growth and Sustainability in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa is based on the proceedings of a conference, organised by the OECD, on the growth performance of these large emerging-market economies.
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Many strengths are apparent in the Chinese system for vocational education and training in upper secondary schools. The strengths include: The establishment of 9 year schooling with almost all children in China now completing lower secondary education.
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Chinese version of the eco-innovation policies in China report.
This review highlights China’s advance to a market economy as among the greatest economic success stories of modern times. In simple terms, China has achieved in three decades what has taken most OECD countries a century or more.
Country case studies of China, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and the United States in measures that may hamper trade in steel scrap, recovered paper and plastic scrap, and if and how they could be removed without compromising environmental protection.
Policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality. New indicators suggest that overall inequality has ceased to increase recently, and may even have declined.
The Chinese labour market is resilient but segmented. The registration system and the attendant restrictions on access to social services impede labour mobility and ought to be gradually relaxed.
The Chinese economy weathered the global crisis remarkably well. Some imbalances remain, but ongoing reforms can be expected to help alleviate them over time.