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China still has 200 million poor below poverty line: CPC

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 15:09

Two top leaders of the newly-constituted CPC, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, visited the most impoverished areas while acknowledging that China still has work cut out to reduce poverty, despite successfully uplifting over 500 million in the last three decades.

China raises poverty line, boosting official poor

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 09:48

China has raised its official poverty line, causing more people to qualify as poor despite its booming economy.