China’s decades-long war on poverty has yielded remarkable results, but that has not guaranteed greater social mobility for many in rural areas. Photo: AFP China’s decades-long war on poverty has yielded remarkable results, but that has not guaranteed greater social mobility for many in rural areas. Photo: AFP
China’s decades-long war on poverty has yielded remarkable results, but that has not guaranteed greater social mobility for many in rural areas. Photo: AFP

China poverty: Xi Jinping’s war drives some to riches, but leaves others behind

  • President Xi Jinping declared victory in China’s decades-long war on extreme poverty last year, having improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people
  • But experts say rising incomes have made China’s poverty line outdated, while the complex criteria to determine who gets aid has also fuelled unhappiness

Topic |   Poverty in China
China’s decades-long war on poverty has yielded remarkable results, but that has not guaranteed greater social mobility for many in rural areas. Photo: AFP China’s decades-long war on poverty has yielded remarkable results, but that has not guaranteed greater social mobility for many in rural areas. Photo: AFP
China’s decades-long war on poverty has yielded remarkable results, but that has not guaranteed greater social mobility for many in rural areas. Photo: AFP
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