China’s poverty rate – defined as the percentage of people living on the equivalent of US$1.90 or less per day – fell from 88 per cent in 1981 to 0.7 per cent in 2015.. Illustration: Kuen Lau China’s poverty rate – defined as the percentage of people living on the equivalent of US$1.90 or less per day – fell from 88 per cent in 1981 to 0.7 per cent in 2015.. Illustration: Kuen Lau
China’s poverty rate – defined as the percentage of people living on the equivalent of US$1.90 or less per day – fell from 88 per cent in 1981 to 0.7 per cent in 2015.. Illustration: Kuen Lau

Xi Jinping’s poverty alleviation campaign

China’s subsidies lifting rural villages out of poverty, but is Xi Jinping’s plan sustainable?

  • In 2015, President Xi Jinping set a deadline of 2020 to eradicate poverty in China, with 850 million Chinese taken out of extreme poverty in the past 40 years
  • One village in Southeastern Jiangxi province has benefited from government help, but it faces an uncertain future without a sustainable source of revenue

Topic |   Xi Jinping’s poverty alleviation campaign
China’s poverty rate – defined as the percentage of people living on the equivalent of US$1.90 or less per day – fell from 88 per cent in 1981 to 0.7 per cent in 2015.. Illustration: Kuen Lau China’s poverty rate – defined as the percentage of people living on the equivalent of US$1.90 or less per day – fell from 88 per cent in 1981 to 0.7 per cent in 2015.. Illustration: Kuen Lau
China’s poverty rate – defined as the percentage of people living on the equivalent of US$1.90 or less per day – fell from 88 per cent in 1981 to 0.7 per cent in 2015.. Illustration: Kuen Lau
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