The surprising "fiscal disparity" in China (2)
Showing above are quintile-maps of per capita GDP (left) and per capita Expenditure (right) of Chinese provinces in 2005. Darker colors refer to higher data values. In terms of economic development, it is clearly that provinces along the east coast are the most developed while those to the west are most underdeveloped. Fiscally, however, the highest per capita expenditures occur at both ends of the continuum. The worse-offed provinces are the central ones, where the issue of social unrest may be the most pressing.
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