President Xi Jinping said no other country had alleviated poverty to the extent that China has in such a short time. Photo: CCTV
President Xi Jinping said no other country had alleviated poverty to the extent that China has in such a short time. Photo: CCTV

Xi Jinping declares extreme poverty has been wiped out in China

  • President says 850 million people have been lifted out of destitution in an ‘unprecedented accomplishment’
  • Beijing’s success in fighting poverty has been pegged to the country’s ambitious economic reform

President Xi Jinping said no other country had alleviated poverty to the extent that China has in such a short time. Photo: CCTV
President Xi Jinping said no other country had alleviated poverty to the extent that China has in such a short time. Photo: CCTV
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