Is China a developed country?
龙腾网/叶良辰 2018-07-27 17:40:47
I think i can answer this question .I’ve lived in a small town in U.S for two years. and i also been to a lot of places in China.Compare to the current developed countries , the answer is NO.Lots of foreigner been to Shanghai or Beijing and got impressed. Yes you should be , because that’s the Top two cities in China mainland.But only until few years ago , some rural areas in China started to have electricity. China is large and unevenly developed. Although it have 22K kilometers of high speed railway and 106K of regular railway , it still just covered 95% of the cities. if you consider china’s population , there’s milions of poeple cannot reach railway stations. Places that doesn’t have a railway station usually doesn’t have an airport either. So the only connection between them and the outside world is road.So if you living in one of the ten or twenty major cities , yes , China is fairly developed . but if you take all population into account , No , china still have a long long way to go.
if high speed railway in China covered 95% of the cities, in America it is 0%, and for sure there will be none HST in 10-20 years. In America there are also a lot of very poor places.
By current standards a BIG YES. They have a working Maglev train and restrictive policies to stop runaway social growth. They understand the need to direct their society and to make a real effort to address the needs of the people. In fact the U.S.A. is indebted to the Chinese for loaning us money to solve the financial crisis and housing driven crisis. We are going down the path of lower world status. Their educational system beats ours. The ego driven status that is being American is about to be passed by those we considered inferior.
I disagree. I lived in China for four years and visited quite a few cities and it is in my mind developed. I live in Australia and plenty of towns don’t have rail or airports but we consider ourselves developed. When I lived in Shenzhen 4.5 million people left to visit home for the Spring Festival break and then returned at the end. You couldn’t do that in an un-developed country.
I think GNI PPP per capita (Gross National Income at Purchasing Power Parity per capita) is a pretty good way to summarize aggregate levels of welfare and how developed an economy is. By this metric, China definitely still has some development to go through to catch up to the richest Western countries that are around $60,000 GNI PPP per capita.However, the $16,760 figure for China does not quite capture how vast and populous a country it is. I mention this because beyond average income, there could be other metrics used to define how “developed” a country is. A comparison to other countries at a similar GNI PPP per capita can illustrate this:
Costa Rica 16,100
Very few other countries at a similar GNI PPP per capita lead the world in research in certain fields, have world class transportation infrastructure, and have a vibrant startup ecosystem with tech giants poised to go international in the coming decades.If you were dropped in any one of the tier one cities in China with all of the mobile enabled tech, subways etc. it would be hard for you to compare China to the other countries at similar average income levels.
China is definitely still developing, but not at the same pace in all regions. Some coastal regions already have already reached levels of development not quite well-indicated by overall average numbers.
（Studied at University of HoustonGraduated 2013， Lives in Houston,）
No, I wouldn't call China a developed country (yet), and here's why--
To me, the definition of a developed country is a country with a UNIVERSALLY high standard of living. My family is from the poorest part of the United States... and yet they all have heat, air conditioning, high-speed Internet access and a car. And they eat well (too well...). But China just isn't there yet: its coastal cities can compete with nearly any city in the world, and the coast is very highly-developed. But farther inland...? Not so good. The infrastructure needed to support first-world living standards just isn't there yet. But I believe it will be...
Josepf C En
I lived in the US and i Can tell you there are plenty of US that does not have high speed Internet, cell phone reception, or A/C despite regularly getting triple digit F or over 40 C temperatures
Would you say a large percentage of the entire USA population does not have these amenities? Or is it a small group of the poorest and people who choose to live in very rural areas?When I go to some national parks, for example, I understand some amenities will not be available. When I go 100km outside of a major city, I still expect (and find!) these things.
Josepf C En
Quite a bit actually.The US does rank poorly in terms of internet and cell phone penetration compared to other industrialized countries. There are plenty of the country particularly among the western states where this is an issue. In fact some areas of those states don’t even have gird electricity just outside a major city.Regarding A/C, the percentage of households with A/C is actually much higher in China than the United States as of 2017 using superficial estimates as no exact actual measurement exists as according to the data below A/C penetration in which a household have at least one or more rooms with A/C is over 100% in China today where as its still less than 50% in the US. That’s when we take account of all types of A/Cs used whether it’s Window unit, Wall, ductless, and or Central A/C.
What other industrialized countries have as much wilderness and space as the USA? Canada is the only one that comes to mind. Comparing the USA in this regard to somewhere small and dense like the Netherlands is faulty thinking.
Have you been to the western USA? You can go hundreds of miles and not see another person.I’ve been in multiple homes in China without A/C. Your 100% stat is incorrect.
Josepf C En
While That’s true, US, Canada, Mexico, Central, and South America has a lot of wilderness. But there are other parts of the world with large amounts of wilderness too. Though even if we count out the wilderness and focus on densely populated mountain resorts. Cell phone access in US lags behind other countries in those areas.Of course I am not denying that there are a lot of homes without A/C in China. As A/C is relatively a new phenomian in China after all. The stats mostly takes upon A/C penetration. in terms of the percentage of homes with at least one A/C unit. But It doesn’t necessiarly mean the building or housing Unit is fully A/ Nor that every family living there have access to A/CsThough using A/C penetration is hardly an indicator of measuring developing or developed countries as they are plenty of developed countries in which A/C penetration is lower than in modern China. In fact it’s likely the only developed countries or just countries in the world with a higher a/c penetration than China are Japan, Korea(at least the southern half), and Singapore. Probably not even Australia has a higher penetration despite being a high wealth country with a hot climate throughout the continent.As with A/c the others you mentioned for similar reasons may also not be the best tool for measuring human development. China’s Internet penetration and speed has been restricted not due to technology but due to the “great firewall” censorship by the CCP. Remember China is also a large country, larger than US with very difficult terrain and large amounts of wilderness. Australia as well, there are also large wilderness in the European unx even though they are much denser.
In terms of economy and military power, yes. In reality, no. Ive been to 7 different cities in China and I personally think its not a developed country.
Average building quality is nowhere as good as developed countries. Food safety is still doubted, infact, expired food is widely sold, which is unacceptable for developed country. Most cities are not as clean as developed countries.
The behavior of the people resembles those of developing countries. There are people cutting others way, squeezing in a queue, spitting around the streets, driving recklessly and impatiently, and a lot of things that they do dont make sense. They also have terrible humanitarian problems.On the other hand, there some things that I find impressive, such as the infrastructures, their capabilities of learning, the public transport, and their technology is up to date with first world countries. More and more Chinese start to innovate.
Well, I would say for sure that China is a developed country. It takes being in an under-developed country to really appreciate what a developed country is. I am Nigerian and the basic differences between us and the developed countries are; a stable leadership, excellent infrastructure, a stable economy, a robust justice system that works, a very civilized population that are not really dependent on the government (very key). Even if they aren't a developed country now, with these things in place it will take less than 5 years.
Is up to what's your definition of developed.China is developed in many way even more than many wester countries, politcal stability, infrastructures, public transports and so on...but of course china is still basically poor when we look gdp pro capita.. (with huge differences inside), there is still a huge lack of human rights (if we consider this a meter of human developement, still many country less developed have better rights).
1. From the aspect of individual income and government working system, China is not a developed country. You can never imagine how low is an undergraduate’s salary in normal cities. You can never imagine how corrupt it was, is and will be in local governments. You can never imagine how madly people are chasing after governing power.2. But from the aspect of the maturity, China is more and more like a developed country. There are less and less chances to rise from a lower class, because of humorous college graduates searching for jobs every year.
What do you mean and by whose metric?
The idea of a developed country is not only a culturally relative one, but a temporally relevant one as well. Perhaps the United States of the 1950s would not be considered "developed" by our classification system today. Many countries that are developed, and have long been considered developed, such as Italy and Spain, would certainly not be.That being said, my impulse is to go with no. Millions upon millions of people in China still live without access to basic sanitation, housing, communications services, and other features of a developed country. While this is a reality for people in every country in the world, I would say that poverty and isolation is more uniformly diffused throughout China than it is in even neighboring countries like Japan and South Korea.
Originally Answered: Do you think China is a developed country?
Please define developed country first.If India is a developed country and china will be a developed country.If Japan or South Korea is a developed country and China will be not a developed country.Developed country does not mean economical scale and economical level and income per but also people mindset and education level and most important ,freedom how much the common people can have and how other country respect and think of a country.
There's a great quote from a Democrat analyst. "Pennsylvania is Philadelphia + Pittsburg + Alabama." China is Beijing + Shanghai + Hong Kong + 1970s China.
So the answer is yes and no.
“费城+匹兹堡+阿拉巴马 = 宾夕法尼亚州，北京+上海+香港+70年代的中国 = 中国”
所以答案是：Yes + No