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A Daunting Task Still
The reduced population of the poor in China since 1990 accounts for more than 70 percent of the global total and the country has met the UN Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger and poverty ahead of schedule
Escaping Poverty

From lifting innumerable people out of poverty by satisfying basic needs of food, clothes and shelter during the past three decades, the Chinese Government's anti-poverty drive is now to focus more on helping rural poor to start small businesses and guaranteeing access to public services and social welfare

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WB-Styled Work
World Bank's long-time commitment to poverty alleviation in the world's most populous country
Financing Rural Prosperity
Microcredit helps Chinese farmers move out of poverty's shadow
Facts and Figures on Eliminating Poverty in China
14.87 million
The number of poverty-stricken people in China's rural areas decreased to 14.87 million in 2007 from 250 million in 1978.

67 percent
A World Bank report released in 2007 said that China accounted for 67 percent of the achievements in global poverty reduction in the past two decades.
Government Documents  
- White Paper on Rural China's Poverty Reduction
- National Human Rights Action Plan (2009-2010)
- China's Ethnic Policy and Common Prosperity
And Development of All Ethnic Groups (I)
- China's Ethnic Policy and Common Prosperity and Development of All Ethnic Groups (II)
Related Special Reports more
- Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010)
- Rural Revolution in 30 Years
- Further Rural Reform
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