The World Bank defined middle income countries as those with GNI per capita income of between US$1,006 and US$12,235, with China falling within the upper middle-income economies. Photo: ShutterstockThe World Bank defined middle income countries as those with GNI per capita income of between US$1,006 and US$12,235, with China falling within the upper middle-income economies. Photo: Shutterstock
The World Bank defined middle income countries as those with GNI per capita income of between US$1,006 and US$12,235, with China falling within the upper middle-income economies. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s middle income claim causes uproar as Weibo users ask ‘why am I not that rich?’

  • Propaganda piece from the National Bureau of Statistics stirs up online controversy after claim China’s nominal gross national income per capita for 2018 was US$9,732
  • Agency forced to respond after topic attracts over 200 million followers, with Beijing facing a delicate task of portraying itself for China’s 70th anniversary

Topic |   China economy
The World Bank defined middle income countries as those with GNI per capita income of between US$1,006 and US$12,235, with China falling within the upper middle-income economies. Photo: ShutterstockThe World Bank defined middle income countries as those with GNI per capita income of between US$1,006 and US$12,235, with China falling within the upper middle-income economies. Photo: Shutterstock
The World Bank defined middle income countries as those with GNI per capita income of between US$1,006 and US$12,235, with China falling within the upper middle-income economies. Photo: Shutterstock
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