Letters and Blogs

Updated: 2007-06-12 07:09

Closing the gap

Comment on "Chongqing, Chengdu to pilot reform" (China Daily, June 11)

China is a large nation with many different people in different locations and with different backgrounds.

China should test out multiple methods and see which method works to create communities where everyone has at least a minimum standard of living that is not too low.

Kuan

On China Daily website

A different angle

Comment on "Noble thoughts of an Economics Nobel laureate" (China Daily, June 11)

Michael Spence is only one of the many economists who look at China's economic growth from a different angle.

Opinions naturally differ depending on how you look at China's economic development with regard to China's political, social and environmental conditions.

The global economy is very fluid, changing all the time. Conditions that favor China's present economic growth may not be there as world conditions change.

Ah Q

On China Daily website

Inflation realities

Comment on "Inflationary pressure picks up in May" (China Daily, June 11)

I don't know what inflation is, but I do know the soaring price of food has badly influenced the life of every ordinary person in China. However, these trash economists in China say that the increase is so low that it doesn't heavily influence the life of the people.

I strongly suggest that the so-called economists make a necessary and accurate investigation before they speak.

Furthermore, I hope that these trash economists will respect the fact of soaring prices and provide accurate advice to our government. Only by doing that can they be real economists.

A Chinese Man

On China Daily website

Pork price lessons

Comment on "Runaway inflation not likely from pork rise" (China Daily, June 4)

After a series of controls, such as increasing the supply of pork, pork prices are no longer rising but our thinking must not stop.

Long before the increase in the price of pork, information indicated that the pork supply would be reduced despite sustained growth in the demand for pork.

If the government had attached importance to this information and taken timely measures, actively guiding and supporting farmers to expand the scale of pig farming, the increase in the price of pork might have been avoided.

For pork market supply and demand, farmers can only obtain vague information from informal channels, so they are not able to accurately adjust pork production in a timely fashion.

The recent increase in the price of pork offers much food for thought. The ability of government departments to grasp information and forecast the market and strengthen guidance to farmers still needs much improvement.

Lin Pingshun

Via e-ma

(China Daily 06/12/2007 page11)