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A Society with Shared Wealth

  • Angang Hu
  • Yilong Yan
  • Xing Wei


Since the beginning of human civilization, “equality for all and common prosperity” has been either the utopian dream of philosophers and poets or the grandiose rhetoric of politicians. However, the reality is quite different: “Behind the vermilion gates of the rich, meat and wine go to waste, but along the road are bones of the poor who have frozen to death” (a Chinese proverb). It has always been the case that “some families are joyful and some sad.” There exists an insurmountable divide among mankind; this stems from family background, region, and social status, and it is true both now and in ancient times, in China and other countries.


Migrant Worker Social Security System Regional Disparity Rural Poverty Common Wealth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angang Hu
    • 1
  • Yilong Yan
    • 2
  • Xing Wei
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for China Studies School of Public Policy and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Education and Researcher Institute for Contemporary China StudiesTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Public Policy and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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