Many of China’s minorities live in the country’s most remote and impoverished areas. Photo: Xinhua
Many of China’s minorities live in the country’s most remote and impoverished areas. Photo: Xinhua

China says it lifted millions from ethnic minority groups out of poverty in the past five years

  • White paper hailing Beijing’s successes said 15.6 million people in the eight poorest provinces and regions had benefited from the anti-poverty drive
  • Report does not directly address growing outcry over its actions in Xinjiang, but stresses benefits of economic development for ethnic minority groups

Many of China’s minorities live in the country’s most remote and impoverished areas. Photo: Xinhua
Many of China’s minorities live in the country’s most remote and impoverished areas. Photo: Xinhua
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