A girl uses her bed as a desk to do her school homework in her home in Mukeji village in Yunnan. Photo: Hu Chao/Xinhua A girl uses her bed as a desk to do her school homework in her home in Mukeji village in Yunnan. Photo: Hu Chao/Xinhua
A girl uses her bed as a desk to do her school homework in her home in Mukeji village in Yunnan. Photo: Hu Chao/Xinhua

Meet targets to cut poverty or face the sack, Chinese cadres told

Observers say independent monitoring is essential to be sure officials follow through on pledges to improve the lives of the country’s poorest

Topic |   Poverty in China
A girl uses her bed as a desk to do her school homework in her home in Mukeji village in Yunnan. Photo: Hu Chao/Xinhua A girl uses her bed as a desk to do her school homework in her home in Mukeji village in Yunnan. Photo: Hu Chao/Xinhua
A girl uses her bed as a desk to do her school homework in her home in Mukeji village in Yunnan. Photo: Hu Chao/Xinhua
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