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BEIJING - With the stroke of a pen, nearly 100 million more people in China were deemed poor as the country modified its definition of poverty to bring it more in line with international standards.

The move will also put more people in rural areas under the government's poverty aid network.

A rural resident with a yearly net income of less than 2,300 yuan ($361) will now be considered living in poverty. The threshold, lifted from 1,196 yuan in 2009, translates into slightly less than $1 a day.

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China raises poverty line to benefit at least 100 million people as it aims to build itself into an overall well-off society in the coming decade.
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China's leadership has decided to raise the poverty threshold to 2,300 yuan ($361) annual net income, a 92% increase from the standard set in 2009, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday.

Under the new standard, announced at a national meeting on poverty alleviation held in Beijing, roughly 100 million rural residents will be recognized as officially poor and become eligible for antipoverty subsidies, Xinhua said. That makes up roughly 7.7% of China's population of about 1.3 billion people, though many more would fall below the poverty lines set by the United Nations.

China's definition of poverty has long been controversial, in particular because the government has often used its record of poverty reduction as a defense against critics of its human-rights record. China argues that access to basic human necessities like food, water and shelter are the most fundamental human rights and should therefore take precedence over others.

By setting the poverty threshold low, some analysts have said, China's leaders deliberately inflate their success in securing those rights for the nation's poor.


"Our country already has the world's second-largest GDP, so I think we should be using the international standard for the poverty line," commented one user of the popular Sina Weibo microblogging service writing under the handle Zizhu Choushui. "What is this 2,000-plus yuan figure based on?"

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sharp upward revision in the official poverty line, announced by the government on Tuesday, means that 128 million Chinese in rural areas now qualify as poor, 100 million more than under the previous standard.

The new threshold of about $1 a day is nearly double the previous amount. While the revised poverty line is still below the World Bank threshold of $1.25 a day, the change brings China closer to international norms and better reflects the country's overall higher standards of living after three decades of buoyant growth.

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468259058 Post time: 2011-4-2 13:19
RMB 100 = $ 15 one month

The global definition of absolute Poverty is 1$ a Day,
it is currently discussed to raise that definition to 2$.

1$ a day - approx. 30$ a month.
2$ a day - approx. 60$ a month.

China's poverty definition 15$ a month - approx. 0.5 $ a day?
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LCSULLA Post time: 2011-11-30 20:07
The global definition of absolute Poverty is 1$ a Day,
it is currently discussed to raise that def ...

China's poverty definition 15$ a month - approx. 0.5 $ a day?
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Yes.

Our Party leaders and government officials said that
$0.5 is enough for a Chinese to pay the food measured by 2100 calories + daily clothes + a living shelter + transportion fee + the rest daily necessity .

Are our party leaders and government officials who in charge of poverty threshhold definition telling us a big lie?

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politicians lie?

never...
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