China’s President Xi Jinping Faces Challenges In Plan To Eliminate Rural Poverty By 2020
New York Times: Xi Jinping Vows No Poverty in China by 2020. That Could Be Hard.
“…Nearly seven decades after the Chinese Communist Party rose to power on a promise of prosperity for all, President Xi Jinping has vowed to fulfill the Communists’ original intent, staking his legacy on an ambitious plan to complete the eradication of rural poverty by 2020. The plan targets the more than 43 million people who still live on the equivalent of less than 95 cents a day, the poverty line set by the Chinese government. … But Mr. Xi’s lofty vision clashes with a harsh reality across much of rural China…” (Hernández/Zhao, 10/31).