A makeshift home in Shanghai. Beijing has made poverty reduction a national priority. Photo: AFP

In China, rural rich get richer and poor get poorer

Reports shows wealth is actually dropping for lower-income Chinese outside of cities

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A makeshift home in Shanghai. Beijing has made poverty reduction a national priority. Photo: AFP
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.