The 20th party congress report set an objective of “substantially” growing the middle class by 2035. Photo: AFP
The 20th party congress report set an objective of “substantially” growing the middle class by 2035. Photo: AFP

China names model county for inequality reduction as Xi Jinping accelerates transition to a ‘modern socialist country’

  • Jiashan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang has been designated a demonstration zone by Beijing in its drive to reduce inequality
  • The plan sheds light on some of the metrics that could be used to measure ‘common prosperity’, such as an acceptable urban-rural income ratio

The 20th party congress report set an objective of “substantially” growing the middle class by 2035. Photo: AFP
The 20th party congress report set an objective of “substantially” growing the middle class by 2035. Photo: AFP
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