China raises poverty line increasing official poor by 100 million

Poverty line,Rural residents

China's central government on Tuesday raised the country's rural poverty line to $360 a year as part of efforts to increase aid to its struggling low-income population, state media reported. The sharp upward revision means that 128 million Chinese in rural areas now qualify as poor.

November 29, 2011, BEIJING - With the stroke of a pen, nearly 100 million more people in China were deemed poor as the country modified its definition of poverty to bring it more in line with in...   Full Story

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