Most China’s poorest people live in remote rural areas. Photo: Xinhua Most China’s poorest people live in remote rural areas. Photo: Xinhua
Most China’s poorest people live in remote rural areas. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus outbreak threatens to undermine China’s drive to end extreme poverty

  • Large parts of the country are under lockdown in an effort to contain Covid-19, hitting poor rural areas and bringing economic activity to a standstill
  • Senior official Wang Yang warns that disease poses a major challenge to President Xi Jinping’s drive to eradicate extreme poverty by end of year

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Most China’s poorest people live in remote rural areas. Photo: Xinhua Most China’s poorest people live in remote rural areas. Photo: Xinhua
Most China’s poorest people live in remote rural areas. Photo: Xinhua
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