Compiled by the Social Situation Analysis and Forecast Research Group of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Volume 4 of The China Society Yearbook is the result of more than a decade of the consistent application of precise, impartial academic principles.
As part of this compilation, we studied the following likely features of the Chinese social environment in 2008-2009:
1. Achieving further milestones
The year 2008 marked a historical turning point for China, in which the country began to aim for further milestones. It marked the 30th anniversary of t…