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  1. News - China

    China's formula to reduce poverty could help developing nations

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... countries China's formula to reduce global poverty China has earned a reputation as the world's factory, exporting everything from cheap toys to high-end electronics. But it can now offer an even more valuable export- its formula for reducing poverty. World Bank figures show that some 600 million Chinese have been taken out of poverty in the past 30 years. UN World Food Programme ...

  2. Rural poverty drops after 10-year drive

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Nearly 27 million people remained below the poverty line in rural China at the end of last year after a decade of efforts to alleviate ... progress in development-oriented poverty reduction programme for rural China', documents the central government's achievements in tackling poverty outside the cities since ...

  3. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Millions of rural migrants flood China's cities each year and the move involves the toughest of economic bargains. They leave behind poverty and stagnation for factory, construction ... If migrant labourers are trapped in a cycle of poverty made worse by their murky residence status, their children are similarly trapped by their lack of equal access to education. The report points ...

  4. Reality check that helps nation's poor

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The superlatives over the years from the UN, World Bank and economists to describe China's poverty-fighting successes have been gushing. Among them have been 'enviable', ... though, the poverty line has not been adjusted often enough to keep pace with economic growth, depriving needy people of the help they would have received had it been set at a more realistic ...

  5. Space programme

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Would the money China spends on its space programme be better used to alleviate poverty? Or will the programme pay off in terms of national pride and confirming China's arrival as a global power? Share your thoughts: write to us. ...

  6. Lavish galas are banned

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Extravagant banquets and ceremonies for anti-poverty projects have been banned after scandals emerged involving officials lavishly spending on such events in China's most impoverished areas. A State Council circular said local authorities should use poverty-alleviation funds granted by the central government to improve people's basic living standards. ...

  7. Is a large population a burden to a country?

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Phoenix Lee, Wong Hei

    ... to China's current economic success. Another question is whether a large proportion of the population in China benefit from economic growth. Many people there live below the poverty line. Foreign ... School Not really. A large population has always been regarded as a root cause of poverty and most of the poorest countries in the world have huge populations. But is it a burden? I don't ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's time at ADB helm not yet come

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by CURTIS CHIN

    ... bank dedicated to fighting poverty. For 3½ years under presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, I served as the US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank. And on more than one occasion, my ... might well decide this is the time to push its own nominee. China, after all, has lifted tens of millions out of poverty, and is now the second-largest economy in the world, having taken ...

  9. News - China

    China's rule enforcers say they're 'misunderstood'

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 10:07am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler An "urban management official", or chengguan, has probably one of the most unrewarding jobs in China. Short of being police officers, these municipal employees are tasked with enforcing city rules such as bans on hawking or begging.  Frequent episodes of "excessive" and arbitrary violence against often poverty-striken migrant workers have given ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi needs to keep the pressure on North Korea

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... numbers of refugees fleeing poverty, hunger and oppression and a persistent threat to the region's peace and stability, could easily defeat that goal. China has to be more assertive ...




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