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Post time 2018-12-30 11:37:25 |Display all floors

(CGTN) China forecasted that the number of people in rural areas lifted out of poverty in 2018 will cross 10 million, with around 280 counties to be removed from the list of the impoverished areas and 2.8 million people to be relocated.


The figures were revealed on Friday at a work conference by China's State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (SCLGOPAD).   


If those goals are to be accomplished as predicted, then 2018 would be the sixth consecutive year for China to go beyond the annual target of lifting 10 million people out of poverty.


This year, 334 counties and over 30,000 villages of extreme poverty have been identified mainly in the so-called "three regions" and "three prefectures" – Tibet, Southern Xinjiang, Sichuan, Yunnan and Gansu.


"The poverty incidence in the 'three regions' and 'three prefectures' has been reduced to 8.2 percent this year from last year's 14.6 percent.

The decrease of 6.4 percent is 3.3 percent higher than the average level in west China," Liu Yongfu, director of the SCLGOPAD said at the conference.


Since 2013, over 80 million people have been lifted out of poverty under China's current standard.


People with an annual income lower than 2,300 yuan (around 336.1 U.S. dollars), based on 2010 prices, are defined as living below the poverty line in China.


At the National Meeting on Poverty Reduction and Development held in Beijing on Thursday and Friday, Vice Premier Hu Chunhua also called for efforts to lift another 10 million rural residents out of poverty nationwide in 2019.



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Post time 2018-12-31 19:52:54 |Display all floors
annual income of 2300 rmb or less than 200 a month.....
didnt know there were still people living on less than 7 rmb a day
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2018-12-31 20:46:40 |Display all floors
280 counties to be removed from the list of the impoverished areas and 2.8 million people to be relocated


If you relocate people out from previously impoverished area, naturally that area no longer is impoverished. It will also be inhabitated. But will the people have jobs and future prospects in their new location, or just houses to live in? Will they have farmland and opportunities? How do you guarantee that people, not just areas, are removed from poverty?

Generally speaking people (generations ago if not more recently) have had valid reasons to look for prosperity in those areas where they evidently have not found such. It could have been peace from warlords or just preference to solitude and quiet life. Have those reasons been addressed? Will they find that that they were looking for, somewhere else?

From the pictures of newly built villages, I think not.

In these parts of China, there is a saying "the mountains are high and the emperor is far away". Moving farmers to compact new villages will replace that emperor thousands of miles away by 10 llittle emperors right next door.

As example, one can consider what happened when business tycoon Chen Sheng donated money to build over 200 nice houses to his old hometown. The villagers got greedy, and families suddenly bigger to demand two or more houses.

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Post time 2019-1-1 15:00:31 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2018-12-31 20:46
If you relocate people out from previously impoverished area, naturally that area no longer is imp ...

Hey, armchair strategist.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2019-1-2 19:58:16 |Display all floors
Good news.

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Post time 2019-1-2 20:07:30 |Display all floors
I think free education and skill development, combined with free job listings, are the best combination. In general, never negotiate from or with need. Instead of asking the impoverished to change lifestyles and habits, simply open the information gates and let anyone migrate based on willingness to try.
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