Economic growth and poverty reduction are two of the Chinese Communist Party’s core goals...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 26, 2013
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,...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 26, 2012
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...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2012
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...
by cschultz | Jun 21, 2009
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...
by Liu Yong | Dec 28, 2008
From Xinhua: The Chinese government said Saturday it would expand coverage of its anti-poverty program in rural areas next year to include an additional 28.41 million residents. Fan Xiaojian, director of the Office for Poverty...
by Mo Ming | Dec 3, 2006
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 […]
by Mo Ming | Aug 25, 2006
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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