President Xi Jinping has made creating a “comprehensively well-off society” a milestone goal in his “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. Illustration: Henry WongPresident Xi Jinping has made creating a “comprehensively well-off society” a milestone goal in his “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. Illustration: Henry Wong
President Xi Jinping has made creating a “comprehensively well-off society” a milestone goal in his “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. Illustration: Henry Wong

Is China rich enough to claim a ‘well-off society’? One ex-official says grand economic goal can wait

  • He Keng questions China’s progress on milestone centenary goal set forth by President Xi Jinping
  • Former deputy director of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress says China is not ‘comprehensively well-off’ with 600 million people earning just 1,000 yuan (US$143) a month

Topic |   China economy
President Xi Jinping has made creating a “comprehensively well-off society” a milestone goal in his “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. Illustration: Henry WongPresident Xi Jinping has made creating a “comprehensively well-off society” a milestone goal in his “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. Illustration: Henry Wong
President Xi Jinping has made creating a “comprehensively well-off society” a milestone goal in his “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. Illustration: Henry Wong
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