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Behind the glamour - poverty in China

Behind the glamour - poverty in China
Behind the glamour - poverty in China
Behind the glamour - poverty in China
Behind the glamour - poverty in China
 

Behind the glamour - poverty in China
 I bought two steamed buns, two small apples, a bag of instant noodles and some pickle in a nearby supermarket. I feel shocked and sad that so many people are living this nightmare everyday.
- Weibo user Liu Yang
Behind the glamour - poverty in China
Here’s what I bought from 7-Eleven convenience store: a rice ball (3.5 yuan) and a bottle of yogurt (2.8 yuan)! It's so hard to find stuff under 3 yuan in that store. Hope I won't go hungry too soon.
- Weibo user Lindianyi
Behind the glamour - poverty in China
I bought these items at a supermarket: 280 grams of rice for 1.6 yuan, an egg for 0.8 yuan, a carrot for 0.9 yuan, a head of celery for 1.7 yuan and a potato for 1.1 yuan. Factoring in the cost of water and gas, it seems 6.3 yuan is not enough to fill my belly.
- Weibo user Miss Sunshine
Behind the glamour - poverty in China
From migrant workers to white-collar employees, baked sesame seed cake is a popular staple diet for many in Beijing. But with a budget of just 6.3 yuan, it is impossible to live on it as its price went up from 0.60 yuan in 2009 to 1 yuan in 2014.
- Weibo user Little O 

Behind the glamour - poverty in China

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 Behind the glamour - poverty in China
China strengthens poverty relief campaigns

Behind the glamour - poverty in China

"As many as 310 central government organs have been arranged with targeted poverty relief work for 592 key counties that receive relief and preferential policies," Zheng Wenkai, deputy director of the Poverty Alleviation and Development office, said.

The government will use the upcoming "Poverty-Relief Day" to provide funds, labor and other help to industries such as energy and e-commerce, both big factors in helping develop poor areas, in poverty-stricken counties.

Nation aims to lift 10 million rural Chinese out of poverty this year

China vows to reduce the number of rural people in poverty by 10 million this year, on the eve of China Poverty Alleviation Day.

Zheng Wenkai, vice-minister of an office for poverty alleviation and development under China's State Council, said on Tuesday that China achieved great success in helping nearly 40 million poor rural residents overcome poverty last year. 

 

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