On weekends at home, 15-year-old Little Zhang sits on a tree stump to study, using a stool as a desk. Photo: Lea Li

Grinding poverty in China – is Xi Jinping’s alleviation campaign making any difference?

Families struggling to keep their heads above water in one mountain village say they’ve received some help from the authorities, but it’s their children they’re counting on to improve their lives

Topic |   Poverty in China

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On weekends at home, 15-year-old Little Zhang sits on a tree stump to study, using a stool as a desk. Photo: Lea Li
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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.