China may have topped the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, at least according to the World Bank, but how does that help the country? Here are seven problems China faces that its top ranking will not solve:
China continues to crack down on corruption involving state officials enriching themselves through bloated government projects and outright theft.
Just on Tuesday the Communist Party’s internal disciplinary organ expelled former Deputy Party Secretary of Sichuan Province Li Chuncheng for suspected bribery and abuse of power. Last year, it punished 182,000 officials for corruption and abuse of power, a 13 percent increase over 2012.
This one stat sums up the country’s massive pollution problems: Only three of 74 Chinese cities monitored by the government met minimum standards for air quality last year, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
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