General Paper Notes – Social Change: Case study -China

Excerpt from: Politics

This handout and the accompanying article is meant more for General Paper students. Although O level students could obtain some insight on points regarding social media and its impact on society.

We will outline some of the modern problems and challenges facing the Chinese state. Focus will be on the underlying economic (and thus social) conditions that threaten Chinese political stability and the role of the new media, especially social media, in propagating and intensifying social tensions.  Lastly, implicit is the assumption that greater . . .

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However, since most questions, be it for the O or A level, will require some form of local perspective, we need to draw links to how some of these issues are similarly occurring in Singapore

Central Claim 1:  A marginal slowdown in the Chinese economy, coupled with rising inequality, is a recipe for social unrest in China.

Why is this the case? While it may sound obvious, the student needs to first show the examiner what he/she understands about the purpose of government, . . . .

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Central Claim 3:  The role of the new media leads to greater demand for reform and thus political instability in China.

Parallels with Singapore can be drawn from the underlying social concerns, the  . . .

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