In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.
Over the past decade, the share of jobs not controlled by the state has increased considerably, whilst employment in agriculture has declined, against the backdrop of ongoing urbanisation.
Overall, health outcomes in China have improved tremendously over the past three decades, especially thanks to the reduction in some traditional infectious diseases.
With the help of massive government stimulus action, China is now leading the world economy out of recession, according to a new OECD report.
The Economics Department organised a seminar on 24 September 2009 to bridge this gap in the policy debate by identifying potential sources of growth in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa, as well as policy challenges for sustaining long-term growth in these countries.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from
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What factors account for the growing economic integration between Hong Kong China, Chinese Taipei and the costal provinces of China and the resulting boom in trade and investment? OECD Economic Studies No. 20.
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Economics Department Working Paper 124. This paper describes the de facto economic integration taking place between China, Hong Kong China and Chinese Taipei - the "Chinese Economic Area" - and analyses basic factors underlying the process. Even in the face of weak economic performance in OECD countries the integration has helped underpin rapid growth in all three economies, particularly in China's south-eastern provinces. If Chinese