Human Wellbeing – Spatial variations in China

Human Wellbeing in China

Despite the slowing economy in 2015, China plays a crucial role in the development of the Asia region as it is one of the fastest growing economies. The ‘old’ China of low value energy intensive industries located along the eastern coast has been declining. It is being replaced by the manufacture of higher value goods located in inland western provinces. A rapidly emerging middle class and recent relaxation of the One Child Policy will alter the country socially and reforms towards a market economy will change the country financially. Additionally its recent proactive engagement with other countries aims to strengthen its role as a global superpower