Is China first world developed nation? ?
This is Shanghai
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
I judge by the amount of time it rakes to move people/workers from one part of country to the next. They can move millions in a day.
Not even the USA can fo that.
- UndisclosedLv 64 weeks ago
Sure is. But how are their people? The government should be ashamed of themselves.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
People often use the term “Third World” as shorthand for poor or developing nations. By contrast, wealthier countries such as the United States and the nations of Western Europe are described as being part of the “First World.” Where did these distinctions come from, and why do we rarely hear about the “Second World?”
The “three worlds” model of geopolitics first arose in the mid-20th century as a way of mapping the various players in the Cold War. The origins of the concept are complex, but historians usually credit it to the French demographer Alfred Sauvy, who coined the term “Third World” in a 1952 article entitled “Three Worlds, One Planet.” In this original context, the First World included the United States and its capitalist allies in places such as Western Europe, Japan and Australia. The Second World consisted of the communist Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellites. The Third World, meanwhile, encompassed all the other countries that were not actively aligned with either side in the Cold War. These were often impoverished former European colonies, and included nearly all the nations of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
Today, the powerful economies of the West are still sometimes described as “First World,” but the term “Second World” has become largely obsolete following the collapse of the Soviet Union. “Third World” remains the most common of the original designations, but its meaning has changed from “non-aligned” and become more of a blanket term for the developing world. Since it’s partially a relic of the Cold War, many modern academics consider the “Third World” label to be outdated. Terms such as “developing countries” and “low and lower-middle-income countries” are now often used in its place.
BY EVAN ANDREWS
The primary factor used to distinguish developed countries from developing countries is the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, a tally of all the goods and services produced in a country in one year, expressed in U.S. dollars. GDP is calculated by dividing a country's GDP by its population. For example, a small country with a GDP of $1 billion and a population of 50,000 has a GDP per capita of $20,000. One unofficial threshold for a country with a developed economy is a GDP per capita of $12,000. Some economists prefer to see a per capita GDP of at least $25,000 to be comfortable declaring a country as developed, however. Many highly developed countries, including the United States, have high per capita GDPs of $40,000 or above.
While useful for a snapshot of the world’s economic powerhouses, such measures are also crude. Countries obviously have different populations, which means that looking exclusively at GDP can distort reality and/or be so evident as to be meaningless. Of course, China (Pop: 1.4 billion) has a larger GDP than Ireland (Pop: 5 million).
To suggest how a hypothetical average citizen might experience a nation’s economic output, the more relevant statistic is GDP per capita. The population of China can be 280 times larger than the population of Ireland. Yet the typical Irish person ($75,500) is nearly five times richer than his Chinese counterpart ($16,700), even though despite the fact that his country is 280 times smaller. But if GDP per capita is a useful equalizer for comparative analysis, it should also be taken with a grain of salt.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No, China is still a developing country. It is referred to as the world's "largest third world country". Many third world countries have structures like those. Look at Kuala Lumpur, Gran Torre Santiago, Parque Central Tower, Lotus Tower, Ryugyong hotel, Bahria Icon Tower, etc. Chinese cities are crowded, so they're building up.