In 1980, 775 million people in China were living below the poverty line, according to government statistics. In 2016, it had dropped to about 43 million.
And the goal is to wipe out all poverty in the next two years. CGTN’s Meng Qingsheng explains.
- Agi Veres, China Country director of the United Nations Development Program
- Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute
- Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition
- John Donaldson, an associate professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University
— China SCIO (@chinascio) December 26, 2017
China has reduced poverty by more than two-thirds over the past five years, with around 30 million Chinese living below the national poverty line at the end of 2017, compared with 98.99 million in 2012 https://t.co/K5g5KogD5e pic.twitter.com/yKvSH9WJgr
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) January 6, 2018