An elderly woman washes dishes next to a place where she lives, at a market in Ganluo County, Sichuan Province. Sichuan province is considered one of China’s most poverty-stricken areas. Photo: EPA-EFE An elderly woman washes dishes next to a place where she lives, at a market in Ganluo County, Sichuan Province. Sichuan province is considered one of China’s most poverty-stricken areas. Photo: EPA-EFE
An elderly woman washes dishes next to a place where she lives, at a market in Ganluo County, Sichuan Province. Sichuan province is considered one of China’s most poverty-stricken areas. Photo: EPA-EFE
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China has to narrow yawning wealth gap after beating poverty

  • The next challenge Xi Jinping faces is to achieve ‘common prosperity’ and raise living standards across a country where inequality between urban and rural areas remains pronounced

An elderly woman washes dishes next to a place where she lives, at a market in Ganluo County, Sichuan Province. Sichuan province is considered one of China’s most poverty-stricken areas. Photo: EPA-EFE An elderly woman washes dishes next to a place where she lives, at a market in Ganluo County, Sichuan Province. Sichuan province is considered one of China’s most poverty-stricken areas. Photo: EPA-EFE
An elderly woman washes dishes next to a place where she lives, at a market in Ganluo County, Sichuan Province. Sichuan province is considered one of China’s most poverty-stricken areas. Photo: EPA-EFE
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