On May 6, 2014, China Reviews News published an article on the major social problems that cause social instability in China. A discussion of the issues follows:
1) Livelihood Issues: Ordinary Chinese people do not have enough money to buy an apartment, see a doctor, or send their children to a good school. In addition, the Chinese people worry about unemployment, retirement, social security, food safety, traffic congestion, public safety, property disputes and other basic livelihood issues.
2) Land Acquisition: Local governments’ major financial source is the sale of land. Chinese farmers are losing their farmland, but do not receive any reasonable compensation.
3) Resettlement: Residential properties have been demolished for urbanization, large-scale water conservancy, and construction, but without any reasonable resettlement.
4) Environmental Pollution
5) Social Injustice
6) Judicial Injustice
7) Corruption, as well as Government Officials’ Privileges
Source: China Review News, May 6, 2014