poverty alleviation



Rural School Kids Suffer Malnutrition

While childhood obesity expands in China's cities, many children in impoverished rural areas still suffer from chronic malnutrition and hunger. Lan Fang and Wang Heyan at Caixin Online report that research into the problem has...

Three Self-Immolations Amid Crackdown, Debate

Three Tibetan self-immolations have taken place in recent days, according to exile media, amid vigorous discussion of the protests and a continued crackdown by Chinese authorities. From Dharamsala-based Phayul.com: Tsezung Kyab,...

Guizhou Journalist Sent on “Forced Vacation”

On November 15th, five brothers and cousins aged between nine and thirteen died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Guizhou dumpster, where they had lit a fire to keep warm. Their deaths prompted a frenzy of soul searching in both...

For China’s ‘Left-Behind Kids,’ A Free Lunch

NPR's Louisa Lim reports on journalist Deng Fei's efforts to provide nutritious lunches for schoolchildren in China's countryside. The children are caught on the wrong side of China's wealth divide: most have at least one parent...

China to Raise Poverty Threshold

On Tuesday the central government announced that they would raise the rural poverty line from the 2009 per-capita threshold of 1,274 yuan (about $200) to 2,300 yuan (about $360, or just below $1 a day). This means that many more...

Microfinance in China

Microfinance has always been a subject discussed in the context of India, Africa, or Southeast Asia, but few talk about it in the context of China. On the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific on the Rise's blog, an article written...

India Begins Poverty Alleviation Project in China

India has begun its first poverty alleviation project in China, sponsoring a farmers' training and information center in Ningxia. he first-ever India funded project, which is really a diplomatic initiative to connect with a...

China Bends A Bit For Anti-poverty Project

From Reuters: A pilot project with a difference is making a dent in rural poverty and, more significantly, giving villagers a voice in the development of a pocket of southern China bypassed by the country's economic boom. What...

Nobel Laureate Proposes Loans to Rural China – Victoria Shannon

From International Herald Tribune via Chinadaily: Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said Sunday that he was working with the Chinese government to bring his Grameen Bank lending system to rural China within a year. Yunus, at a news conference at the opening of the ITU Telecom World gathering, being held for the first […]

Forget the World Bank, Try Wal-Mart – Michael Strong

From tcsdaily.com: Between 1990 and 2002 more than 174 million people escaped poverty in China, about 1.2 million per month. With an estimated $23 billion in Chinese exports in 2005 (out of a total of $713 billion in manufacturing exports), Wal-Mart might well be single-handedly responsible for bringing about 38,000 people out of poverty in […]



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