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China plans to eradicate poverty by 2020


10-17-2016 12:43 BJT

Today marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and China is marking its third Poverty Relief Day. The government has issued a white paper that hails the efforts and progress made in poverty alleviation and human rights.

The white paper says poverty reduction is the most telling evidence of China’s progress in human rights and China has made an enormous contribution to poverty reduction worldwide.

In the 30 years since the launch of the reform and opening up drive, more than 700 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty. The number of rural poor had fallen to 55.75 million by 2015, with the incidence of poverty dropping to 5.7 percent.

According to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals Report 2015, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty in China fell from 61 percent in 1990 to 4.2 percent in 2014. The number of people China has raised from poverty accounted for 70 percent of the world’s total.

By the end of 2015, China still had 55.75 million people living in poverty, but the country plans to lift all of its poor out of poverty by 2020.

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