Podcast "China's Society in Transition"
News from Jul 05, 2023
As part of the podcast series "Böll.Fokus" of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a podcast on "China's Society in Transition" with Björn Alpermann, Elena Meyer-Clement and Antonie Angerer (Social Worlds: China's Cities as Spaces of Worldmaking) was released on July 4, 2023. You can listen to the podcast here [in German].
When we talk about China, it's usually in the context of politics or business. In Europe, we hear very little about what moves people. But society is changing radically. The population is aging rapidly, and the media speak of a "gray tsunami" rolling toward the country. In addition, hundreds of millions of people are moving from the countryside to the cities. They are modern migrant workers who, because of an outdated registration system, often live without social rights and in precarious conditions. In this Böll.Fokus you will learn about the social consequences of this situation.