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Post time 2013-6-17 12:39:57 |Display all floors
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The Lingyin Temple is crammed with people who swarms to get free Laba porridge in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. The Lingyin Temple distributed porridge for free on Jan. 19, the eighth day of the 12th lunar month or the day of Laba Festival. This charitable act, however, attracted numerous people and caused transitory disorder. No people got injured. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

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Re:  "The Lingyin Temple is crammed with people who swarms to get free Laba porridge in Hangzhou,...."

By the looks of their faces, I would surmise that most of these people are poor.
Maybe some of them believe that the porridge cooked by the monks can bring them longevity.

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Post time 2014-6-28 16:18:21 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Ny321 at 2014-6-28 07:58
correction Post time: 2011-10-6 03:59
I've never seen anything like this in China.

Very rare do I see skinny poor people in America.

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Post time 2014-9-12 14:24:27 |Display all floors
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China's poverty cut off too low: expert
Updated: 2014-09-09 10:51

By Lian Zi in San Francisco(China Daily USA)

China may have more poor people than it realizes.

Taking into consideration the economic vulnerability resulting from natural disasters, illness and unemployment, about 30 percent of the Chinese are under the poverty line, said Wei Shangjin, chief economist of the Asian Development Bank.

He suggested China's government focus more on promoting social insurance programs to reduce the risk among the group.

Wei unveiled the main findings of a report on Monday at Stanford University.

Rapid economic growth, reform and an opening up policy have led to a dramatic improvement in living standards in China, the report found.

"China's achievement in poverty alleviation is the largest in the world," said Wei.

But, the study shows that the traditional $1.25 per day measurement for poverty does not fully capture the extent of extreme poverty in Asia, Wei explained. The "poverty level is defined in terms of the minimal requirements necessary to afford minimal standards of food, clothing, health care and shelter", he said.

"Three additional elements should be considered in the poverty picture: the cost of consumption specific to the poor in Asia; food costs that rise faster than the general price level; and vulnerability to illness, natural disasters, climate change, economic crisis and other shocks," said Wei.

He told China Daily that the poverty threshold in China should be increased to $2 per day due to the vulnerabilities the poor are exposed to.

A vulnerability-adjusted poverty line adds more points to China's poverty rate, which rises to about 30 percent of the population.

Wei urged the Chinese government to foster the development of social insurance and subsistence security systems that are accessible to the poor.

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Post time 2014-9-13 14:37:23 |Display all floors
correction Post time: 2011-9-29 17:04
Ok, ok, China is really a poor country.
So please tell KKK not to  ask China to re-value its c ...

China has billions in its coffers, it can use this to help the poor

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Post time 2014-9-15 10:08:46 |Display all floors
slimpanda Post time: 2013-3-8 01:39
Here's your U.S. poor people;

But the topic is China´s poor people

Do you hate Chinese people in poverty?

Denial, according the psychoanalysts, is one of the most primary mechanisms of defense. It consists in the attitude of denying or minimizing obvious facts of reality with which the individual can´t  cope or whose irresponsibility is unable to meet.

And I agree.

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Post time 2014-12-13 14:32:32 |Display all floors
China registers 92 million people in poverty

WUHAN -- China has identified 128,000 impoverished villages and 92 million people living in poverty, said a senior poverty alleviation official on Saturday.
According to Liu Yongfu, head of the State Council leading group office of poverty alleviation and development, poverty has declined substantially in China, but the country still has 832 poor counties and districts

About 116,600 work teams with 466,000 cadres were dispatched to the villages for poverty alleviation, he told a seminar in central China's Hubei Province.

"Almost all underprivileged households have a cadre responsible for poverty alleviation work," he said.

He pointed out that more work should be done to improve people's lives in poor areas in all respects, including education, finance and housing.

He also disclosed that in 2015, China will help about 500 impoverished villages through tourism.

Li Jinzao, head of the China's national tourism administration who attended the seminar, said that China has so far lifted more than 8 million people out of poverty by developing tourism.

Along with overall GDP growth targets, the government is focusing on raising the income of the country's population with a current goal to double per capita income from the 2010 level by 2020. To expand the safety net for those in poverty, the national poverty line was increased from 206 yuan in 1986 to 2,300 yuan per annum in 2011 ($33.5 to 374).

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