The Uprising of China
Dr. Janice Yu, TutorChinese, June 22, 2009
China, the world’s most populous country, has emerged as a regional
economic power in East Asia despite the current financial downturn. And its
outlook to be a powerful player in the business market worldwide is also a
phenomenon catching attention from surrounding nations.
As the trend of globalization evoked the transition from communism to
capitalism in China after the reform in the early 1980s, China witnessed
changes in all the professional fields. People no longer take state-run
economy as the only way of gathering fortune, the rise of middle-class gives
the market a vitality that is never experienced previously.
For the Chinese people who grew up after the Cultural Revolution, they had a
hard time understanding how the communist ideology had shaped the
Chinese society. Chinese people now realized that development and
modernization are their real way out. And upward growing in business profits
can guarantee them better life and more prosperous economy.
Nevertheless, the inland and the coastal provinces are being severed in
waves of development. Newly constructed industrialize zones along the sea
and ocean enjoyed much more rapid growth and their swift pace left the
inlanders far behind in terms of living standards.
This increasing gap of the wealthy and the poor proves to be a major
economic concern for the Chinese society nowadays. The dissimilitude can
unbalance the business framework and cause people to suffer injustice in the
time to come.
Therefore, education, especially distant education, may provide a solution to
the poverty-stricken countryside. As long as people received information
widely from outside as the computer revolution kept China abreast with the
world, we can foresee that in the near future, China will become much more
advanced in its influence around the world.
Dr. Janice Yu, is a senior e-learning analyst of TutorChinese with focus on
online language education research. She is also a news editor of the
Government Information Office in Taiwan. Previously she wrote columns on
international politics and economy in the Central Daily News. In 1998, Yu was
a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii and she won the 1999
Distinguished Women Journalist Award from Friends of the East-West Center
Foundation. Yu completed her PhD at the University of Iowa and served as a
news editor at the China Television Company. Yu has published around 30