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Huanqiu: China Has One of the Largest Urban-Rural Income Gaps in the World

The Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) recently released a report stating that China’s current urban-rural income gap ratio is 3.23:1, which means that China has one of the largest urban-rural income gaps in the world.

The urban-rural disparity in the Midwest provinces is even greater. There, the urban-rural income gap ratio is up to 4:1 or more, which is even higher than the national average.

Source: Huanqiu, September 20, 2011