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23 mn Chinese come out of poverty

Feb 22 2013, 1:50am CST | by

Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Over 23 million people stepped out of poverty in China last year, said authorities.

Beijing, Feb 22 — Over 23 million people stepped out of poverty in China last year, said authorities. The number of people living below the poverty line in China was greatly reduced in 2012, as the...

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23 mn Chinese come out of poverty

Feb 22 2013, 1:50am CST | by

Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Over 23 million people stepped out of poverty in China last year, said authorities.

Beijing, Feb 22 — Over 23 million people stepped out of poverty in China last year, said authorities.

The number of people living below the poverty line in China was greatly reduced in 2012, as the country increased efforts to boost people's income, reported Xinhua citing new data.

China has a population of 1.3 billion.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Friday that last year saw some 23.39 million rural dwellers edge above the poverty line, currently set at 2,300 yuan ($365.83) in annual net income per capita.

The decrease brought the total number of impoverished rural residents to 98.99 million by the end of 2012, the data showed.

Rural poverty has been one of the major hurdles for the world's second-largest economy and most populated country.

In 2012, however, China boosted its rural residents' average per-capita net income to 7,917 yuan, up 10.7 percent year on year in real terms, according to data released earlier by the NBS.

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Jan 18 announced a set of poverty-fighting plans for major regions including Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Hebei, Shanxi, Hunan, Jiangxi.

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