During the last 30 years, the transition of China's economy from a centralized model to one based on free-market principles has engendered a host of social problems. In many parts of the country, access to housing, health care, education and social services is severely strained. Large-scale urban migration has lead to significant changes in family patterns resulting in mental health issues such as depression, suicide, and addiction.
According to a recent Royal Society report, China has emerged as a leading scientific power in the world Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global scientific collaboration in the 21st century (2011).
The following are two interesting video clips of China Snapshots*:
*The links listed do not necessary represent the views of the China Project.