Tag Archives: income gap

Tales from the Wealth Gap: VIP Subway Seats

July 6, 2012

Shenzhen’s new subway line 11 will offer VIP tickets to passengers that guarantees a seat for double the normal price, Southern Metropolis Daily reported Friday. “We are trying to make public transportation meet a higher level of service,” said Zhao Penglin, deputy secretary general of Zhenzhen municipal government, at the Shenzhen-Hongkong Subway Economic Circle Summit […]

They Got the Same Shit Over There That We Got Here – Rich Politicians

February 27, 2012

Don’t miss this Bloomberg article by Mike Forsythe on the personal wealth of members of China’s National People’s Congress. Some lovely number crunching here, and the bottom line is rather scary. In fact, I’m not entirely sure whether this topic belongs in the category of “They Got the Same Shit Over There” since the disparity […]

The Irony of the ‘My Father is Li Gang’ Case

February 1, 2011

After all is said and done, I find it interesting that the case of Li Qiming, who was found guilty of manslaughter last week, became famous for something that never actually happened. The kid ran over two people, killing one, and then tried to use the name of his famous father to avoid prosecution. Well, […]