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