The problem with China isn't the disparity of incomes, it's the disparity of education.
China's leaders CONTINUE to make almost all the right moves, the latest example being the elimination of the 2,600 year old agriculture tax. CONGRATULATIONS to them and more importantly, to the farmers. This is a GREAT step in the right direction.
The next step should be compulsory education for all, THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL, beginning this Fall (2006). Why wait? If money is the problem, then TAX the rich. Education is the one answer that applies to every problem.
Forget about equal incomes, that is economically unsustainable (like communism itself) anyway. Rather, focus on equality of opportunities (by giving everyone the same basic education K - 12). Of course, the opportunities themselves would never be equal either (life just isn't fair, and unless you're God, you're not going to change that), but if everyone has the same basic knowledge - the same tools - at least everyone starts off with a good chance to find success.Income Gap versus Education Gap
"then TAX the rich"
also provide incentives for the rich to pay tax by opening casinos. You know a report said rich Ningbo men lost 1 billion in the casinos of Macau SAR in a year.
the governerment should think of exploring more new tax from the rich.
Hope there'll be more good news like this: "Beijing to offer free nine-year compulsory education"
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/eng ... /content_505719.htm
Beijing to offer free nine-year compulsory education (05/12/22 16:13:57)
Primary and middle school students in Shunyi, an eastern district in Beijing, will get free education and uniforms starting September next year, according to local education authorities.