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In China, Online Shopping Is Now More Popular Than Social Networking [CHART]

In China, Online Shopping Is Now More Popular Than Social Networking [CHART] | China's democracy and intellect | Scoop.it
Online shopping is one of the fastest-growing Web activities in China, with nearly half of Internet users in the country now shopping online.
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The real population in online shopping might be bigger.
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China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says

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China announces it will relax its one-child policy and abolish labor camps, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:09 PM

The one-child policy has caused more problems than it has solved. China now has a larger male population than its female population and competition for brides is rampant. The labor camps were not actually training people in the way they wanted to, it was just an excuse to lock up people for petty crime and get free labor out of them. Hopefully, China will continue analyzing their social policies and making changes to better the country

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:32 PM

The one-child labor law is one that should be extinct now. China needs to up their standards of living and allow people their freedom of choice. Who cares if the living situations are crammed to begin with? People need to have their right to choose how many children they do or don't have.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 2:32 PM

As of November 2013, this CNN article says that Beijing, China plans to get rid of their one-child policy and also abolish labor camps. Sterilization and forced abortions are going to be eased upon, after the urging from many nations over the last 3 decades. CNN asks people in the street how they felt about this ease up. Citizens eagerly report that they plan on having 2 children. China is also facing an again population, which is probably why the government is changing their radical policy practiced since the 70’s. Another main outcome of this new policy is the abolishment of the labor camps called “reeducation through Labor” which put people in jail for up to 4 years without a trial. 

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In China, Online Shopping Is Now More Popular Than Social Networking [CHART]

In China, Online Shopping Is Now More Popular Than Social Networking [CHART] | China's democracy and intellect | Scoop.it
Online shopping is one of the fastest-growing Web activities in China, with nearly half of Internet users in the country now shopping online.
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The "Philosophy of Failure"

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“"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." ~ Winston S. Churchill Of course the only way to sell a p...”

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Mohan Yellishetty's comment, November 24, 2013 1:40 AM
In contrast, capitalism brings in a greater scope for corruption and divide between rich and the poor. Capitalist economies' hope their populations overcome the dogma by simply 'survival of the fittest'. This in itself has several of loopholes according to me.
Mohan Yellishetty's comment, November 24, 2013 2:41 AM
You are right, Spice - I fully concur with your views. I'm not sure what the interim 'ism' that can combine the goods of individual systems and get-rid off the pitfalls.