China Says It Has Ended Poverty. Is That True?

Publisher KQED – NPR
Author Emily Feng
Summary This article discusses the remaining issues of China’s fight against porverty, such as the lack of high-paying jobs and the reliance on government subsidies in rural areas. China has long believed that rural consumers are an untapped resource for economic growth. However, the wages of many rural residents who have since sought factory jobs in cities still do not provide enough for many families. 
Excerpt Shifting poor people into cities can also be a way of reducing rural poverty, but it can come at the cost of increased urban poverty
Curator Notes In providing an overview of poverty in China, this source is meant to showcase the Qixingguan community as an example of China’s efforts to address poverty and its shortcomings
Publish Date April 27, 2021
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