24 May 2019

Gains made in rural anti-poverty fight, report says

The number of rural poor in China is estimated to have dropped by nearly 67 million from 2010 to 2012, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing a State Council report. By the end of 2012, there were nearly 100 million rural residents still living in poverty, the cabinet is said to have stated in a report delivered to lawmakers at a bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Per capita annual net income in key poverty counties increased from 3,273 yuan (US$537) to 4,602 yuan in the 2010 to 2012 period, an annual growth of 18.6 percent.

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