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Poor China

Overview

China's growing wealth and the attention paid to the middle class masks a substantial poverty problem. By China's own measure, 37 million are below the poverty line; by international standards, this rises to 100 million.

While the total has declined, and is relatively small in proportion to the 1.3 billion population, rising discontent is fuelled by the number of people on or below the bare subsistence level at a time when wealth is being flaunted. At the same time, as our...

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