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  1. Plan to lift the poorest villages out of poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing 80pc of poor live in the areas targeted in five-year programme, says official China has formulated an ambitious plan to lift 148,000 villages out of poverty over the next five years. Speaking at a poverty reduction seminar yesterday, Liu Jian, director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, said the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/568093/plan-lift-poorest-villages-out-poverty
  2. Microcredit provides poverty lifeline

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... given the relatively small size of its funding. It has taken about 90 per cent of 150,000 mothers out of poverty and has a repayment rate of 89.5 per cent. However, a lack of financing has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/569650
  3. Bold plan to ease rural poverty unveiled

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Increased spending aimed at easing grievances, narrowing income gap The mainland has unveiled a bold plan to increase government spending to narrow the widening urban-rural gap and assuage the simmering grievances of the unprivileg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537438/bold-plan-ease-rural-poverty-unveiled
  4. A daring experiment that reaped rewards

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of a university in Anhui was party secretary of Chuzhou prefecture, which holds jurisdiction over Xiaogang village, when the farmers could no longer bear their oppressive poverty and risked their lives to divide land up among themselves in 1978. Mr Wang, who went on to become Anhui governor from 1983-87, said farmers in the prefecture had tried other, less aggressive, methods to reduce poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660447/daring-experiment-reaped-rewards
  5. 400m lives disrupted by disasters each year

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing 10m villagers return to poverty annually, relief doesn't reach needy, ministry says An increasing number of natural disasters are disrupting the lives of 200 million to 400 million people on the mainland every year and sending 10 million farmers back into poverty, according to government officials. Wang Zhenyao, director of the Ministry of Civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555449/400m-lives-disrupted-disasters-each-year
  6. China's rights report on US 'valid, but political'

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Percentage in poverty: 12.5% Jobless rate for whites: 5.3% Jobless rate for blacks: 10.6% ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671477/chinas-rights-report-us-valid-political
  7. Beijing hails trade deals from Xi visit

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... don't export hunger and poverty and, thirdly, we don't make waves with you. What else can you say about us?' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671096/beijing-hails-trade-deals-xi-visit
  8. Father of micro-credit calls Beijing to account

    Posted Oct 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... visited Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and held discussions with him about how to promote micro-finance as a means of poverty alleviation on the mainland. He acknowledged the many important steps ... of poor farmers. The larger of these projects are operated by government-backed organisations such as the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the All-China Women Federation, said Jiao ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/568724
  9. Women's group sets five-year target

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Top of the agenda is helping females escape poverty by starting their own businesses, says action group Poverty and unemployment are the biggest obstacles to progress ... said the federation also aimed to help rural women find jobs beyond farming - even by moving to the cities to reduce poverty among women in the countryside. However, Ms Gu did not address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425631/womens-group-sets-five-year-target
  10. Women in business key to progress

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... To fight poverty and a high jobless rate, the women's federation will help them start their own enterprises Poverty and unemployment are the biggest obstacles to progress ... said the federation also aimed to help rural women find jobs beyond farming - even by moving to the cities to reduce poverty among women in the countryside. However, Ms Gu did not address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425632/women-business-key-progress

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