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23 million Chinese come out of poverty

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 13:03

Over 23 million people stepped out of poverty in China last year, said authorities.

'China has over 100 million people living below poverty line'

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 15:07

China has over 100 million people living below the poverty line, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development conference in Brazil stressing that his country remained a developing nation, despite its emergence as second largest economy in the world.

67 mn rural poor uplifted from poverty in last decade: China

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 15:08

Claiming major success in poverty alleviation efforts, China today said 67.34 million rural people, more than the population of France, were lifted from poverty in the last decade bringing down the percentage of rural poverty from 10.2 to 2.8 per cent.