Those in the West who are banking on the CCP’s demise are sorely mistaken.
Rapid economic growth in China helped lifting 748.5 million people out of extreme poverty, dropping the country’s poverty rate from 66.3 percent to just 0.3 percent.
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
One of the greatest human migrations of all times – hundreds of millions of young men and women from the countryside poured into the factories and construction sites of China’s coastal boom towns.
The CCP has spent $20.6 billion in 2020 alone on poverty alleviation, topping an increase of $3 billion in anti-poverty spending each year.
China’s cities are becoming more and more hostile to the people on whose backs they were built, and the migrants are not feeling the gains of the government’s promise.
Deng Xiaoping said “We need large numbers of pathbreakers who dare to think, explore new ways and generate new ideas.”
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“Liberal arts students tend to be women from well-off families, while STEM students are more likely to be men from poorer households”
“The upward trajectory over the last 70 years has been filled with watershed moments, strategic directives, and shocking tragedies — and all of this can be traced back to the founding of the PRC”