China sounds clarion call to making absolute poverty history. (Xinhuanet)

  from "Ending China's poverty by 2020", by Zhao Hong (CGTN, 2020)

"China is poised to tackle the hardest phase in securing a full victory in the anti-poverty battle in 2020 as it enters the homestretch in achieving the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. [...] In 2019, more than 10 million people were expected to shake off poverty. [...] By the end of 2019, the poverty headcount ratio in the areas has fallen to 2% from 8.2% in 2018. "

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