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China says it has over 82 mn poor, 200 mn according to World Bank

Poverty is still a salient problem in China despite economic rise.

China still has 200 million poor below poverty line: CPC

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 faces instability risks as gap between rich, poor widens

According to reports in the Beijing News, the figure went from 0.275 in the 1980s to 0.438 at the end of 2010.

China sends officials to villages to eradicate poverty

About 15,000 officials from Hebei provinces were dispatched to over 5,000 villages across the northern Chinese province to live and work with local villagers between February and December this year.

Chinese PM urges poverty reduction

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said more efforts should be made to reduce poverty in the country.