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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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