China Poverty

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In this chapter, the authors start by giving a vivid distinction between the North and the North. According to them, the global south represents the poor regions often interchangeably referred to as – third world countries, less developed countries, under-developed countries, or developing countries. They went further by giving a brief analysis why these regions are referred by those names. And according to the authors, about 1 billion people in the world live in abject poverty. By abject poverty, this means that they earn less than 1.25 U.S dollars per day. Many of such cases are found mostly in Africa because of extremely low income of its populace for decades. South Asia, two decades ago, was faced with such extreme condition, but has managed …show more content…
However, another key issue that has raised much concern is malnutrition, which necessitated the adoption of a goal to reduce hunger by half in 2015 at the World Food Summit in 1996. Despite these efforts, China, according to UNICEF as stated in the chapter, has made a significant progress in tackling child malnutrition, while South Asia was at a slow pace and Africa had been static. In the chapter, the author went further to explain that the displacement of peasant farming from subsistent farming is one of the possible reasons responsible for demographic transition. This implies the mass movement of people from the rural to the urban areas also known as urbanization. Due to shortcomings and inadequacies of these nations, this has caused several individuals to migrate to the rich …show more content…
Although Africa is lagging behind in economic development and other sectors, China has achieved a tremendous self-economic growth with a couple of countries that came together to form a body in order to pull resources and ideas together in order to collectively tackle the bad state which they were deeply into – often referred to as the Asian Tigers – Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore categorized under the Newly Industrializing Countries. Lastly, the authors made mention of corruption as being one of the major problems, poor nations are battling with as this acts as a constraint in achieving growth. And due to lack of enough capital to invest in developmental projects, these nations rely heavily on foreign

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