Is the dragon sick? Internal problems of China and solution attempts

Although modernisation in China resulted in dramatic social changes, huge geographical and social polarisation and increasing uncertainty of subsistence for many, it still can be seen as a success – the regime is stable. One of the determining factors for this is that changes increased the average life standard regardless to tensions. Another important reason is that dissatisfied people mainly attribute the responsibility for problems to local elites while the trust in the benevolence and competence of the central authority is mostly not broken.