外文标题：92 million people living in poverty in China
BEIJING: China, the world's second largest economy, has identified about 1.28 lakh impoverished villages with 92 million people living in poverty.
Liu Yongfu, head of the State Council leading group office of poverty alleviation and development, said though the poverty has declined substantially in China, the country still has s 832 poor counties and districts.
In October Zheng Wenkai, a vice-minister who heads the office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (PAD), said that over 82 million people officially remained below poverty under China's one USD a day formula but the numbers could scale up to 200 million if World Bank's standard of $1.25 a day is employed.
He had said poverty is still a salient problem in China despite the economic rise.
According to the data released by PAD, in the last three decades over 600 million people have moved out of poverty.
Liu told a seminar in central China's Hubei Province that about 116,600 work teams with 466,000 cadres were dispatched to the villages for poverty alleviation.
"Almost all underprivileged households have a cadre responsible for poverty alleviation work," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying.
He said China will help about 500 impoverished villages through tourism next year.
Li Jinzao, head of the China's national tourism administration who attended the seminar, said so far more than eight million people have been brought out of poverty by developing tourism.
300 million living in abject poverty in India
badegg (US) replies to Communal
The number cold be much bigger if the same guage as China's is used.
Vamsee Bond (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)
Poverty is a salient problem in China and India.Worrying matter.
SNRK r (Mumbai)
China has done lot of reforms and improvements to remove poverty and have seen decent success.