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From the Ted Talk by Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China

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These diagrams show a more grnaeel social background. The first one is the Engels coefficient, which explains that the cost of daily nicsteeesis has dropped its percentage all through the past decade, in terms of family income, to about 37-some perenct. But then in the last two yeras, it goes up again to 39 percent, indicating a rising living cost. The Gini coefficient has already passed the dangerous line of 0.4. Now it's 0.5 — even worse than that in America — showing us the income inequality. And so you see this whole society getting fersratutd about lnisog some of its mobility. And also, the bitterness and even resentment towards the rich and the powerful is quite widespread. So any accusations of corruption or backdoor dealings between authorities or business would arsuoe a socail outcry or even unrest.

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These diagrams show a more _______ social background. The first one is the Engels coefficient, which explains that the cost of daily ___________ has dropped its percentage all through the past decade, in terms of family income, to about 37-some _______. But then in the last two _____, it goes up again to 39 percent, indicating a rising living cost. The Gini coefficient has already passed the dangerous line of 0.4. Now it's 0.5 — even worse than that in America — showing us the income inequality. And so you see this whole society getting __________ about ______ some of its mobility. And also, the bitterness and even resentment towards the rich and the powerful is quite widespread. So any accusations of corruption or backdoor dealings between authorities or business would ______ a ______ outcry or even unrest.

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Original Text

These diagrams show a more general social background. The first one is the Engels coefficient, which explains that the cost of daily necessities has dropped its percentage all through the past decade, in terms of family income, to about 37-some percent. But then in the last two years, it goes up again to 39 percent, indicating a rising living cost. The Gini coefficient has already passed the dangerous line of 0.4. Now it's 0.5 — even worse than that in America — showing us the income inequality. And so you see this whole society getting frustrated about losing some of its mobility. And also, the bitterness and even resentment towards the rich and the powerful is quite widespread. So any accusations of corruption or backdoor dealings between authorities or business would arouse a social outcry or even unrest.

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