China’s war on poverty drives some to riches, but leaves others behind squib

At his village along a “poverty alleviation road” in Hunan province, farmer Liu Qingyou shares a booklet detailing how Xi Jinping’s government has hoisted him and 100 million other Chinese from the breadline.In it, the cause of his family’s hardship is diagnosed as “illness” and “schooling”, followed by a list of ways the state has helped, from grain subsidies to improving the yield of their orange groves.Authorities designated his family as impoverished in 2014 as Xi ramped up a “targeted…
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