Poisoning Now? haha, no, happened a long time before. Mao Zedong did nothing to reverse that trend. I understand socioeconomic inequality fine --- I'm not that naive --- I get the #OCCUPY movement.
But I really mean whether this concerted strategy is really going to help China vault to the top. I think it's an interesting dynamic; as an almost solely export-driven economy, China is quickly learning technical information that will allow it to supersede the rest of the globe in technical ability. They have the manpower, the human capital, and the money to do so. They're taking foreign-born concepts and creating their own services that they build up within their own nation. They have the population to drive these services, so that it can rival their global counterparts. They took Alibaba/Taobao from the Amazon model, and tailored it specifically to their own nation. Ren Ren is the Facebook analogue, as Weibo is to Twitter. Beijing is clearly trying to bolster the slowed global economy by reinforcing its domestic strength. Yet, it experiences great tension internally. Ethnic disputes (Uyghurs, Tibetans, etc.), country/urban strife, etc. People can say this happens everywhere in the world, but this is China --- a world within the world. Nothing like this has ever happened on this large a scale.