- Corruption, and the income inequalities derived from it.
- Social unrest. A massive migration of people from the countryside into China´s cities takes place, following the dream realized by the previous generation of having a better life. People arrive to cities with big expectations, and this may lead to disappointment as success is something that cannot be taken for granted, and wealth is limited. A sense of frustration will accumulate in the people who cannot make it.
- International conflict risk, as the anti-Chinese sentiment abroad grows. China cannot be proud of having many friends abroad. Not only in the countries where it has enterered abruptly hungry for their natural resources, like many countries in Africa, but also its neighbours, claiming territories with most of them (Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, India, Taiwan).
While the individual Chinese keep busy in the glorious task of getting rich, the rest of the world awaits for a change of policies that will help to tackle these risks for the country and its economy, from which the rest of the world already depends on.
You´ll never be Chinese. or why Mark Kitto is leaving China after a big part of his life living there.