China province of 80 million claims only 17 people in poverty, sparking debate about official data

//China province of 80 million claims only 17 people in poverty, sparking debate about official data

China province of 80 million claims only 17 people in poverty, sparking debate about official data

A Chinese province of 80 million people has claimed that only 17 residents from six families remain in poverty, sparking intense debate about the veracity of official anti-poverty statistics.The coastal province of Jiangsu is the first to declare a near elimination of absolute poverty – which is defined in China as per capita net income of 2,300 yuan (US$331) in 2011 prices – as part of President Xi Jinping’s drive to wipe it out and build China into a comprehensive well-off society by 2020…

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