Rural Poor Struggle on in China

The BBC reports from drought-plagues Ningxia, where residents are missing out on China’s economic growth:

Two hours south-west of Beijing by plane is Ningxia, the autonomous region known for its a big local minority of Muslim people – called the Hui, they make up around 17 percent of the population.

But Ningxia is also notable as an area where people are not sharing in China’s phenomenal growth. Poor anyway, the region has been further afflicted by two years of drought.

February 14, 2008 11:07 PM
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