BEIJING: China has eradicated 70 per cent of poverty and the country's per-capita GDP has grown to $8,000 due to three decades of economic development, according to a white paper issued here on Thursday.
The white paper titled "The Right to Development: China's Philosophy, Practice and Contribution," said the number of phone connections in China has climbed to 1.54 billion last year with 688 million internet users and over 700 million people were lifted out of poverty in the last three decades.
Among the 1.54 billion people with phone connections, about 1.3 billion people use mobile phones in China, it said.
The document, released by the Information Office of the central cabinet, said people's living standards have significantly improved in the country.
From 1978 to 2015, per capita GDP grew from over $200 to above $8,000, it said.
In 1978, per capita disposable income of urban residents was only 343.4 yuan, and per capita net income of rural residents was only 133.6 yuan.
In 2015, per capita disposable income of all residents reached 21,966 yuan ($3662) and the figures were 31,195 yuan for urban residents and 11,422 yuan for rural residents, state-run Xinhua quoted the white paper as saying.
Due to discipline, dedication and nation first. With India, is also possible to win over poverty, if we adopt democracy with discipline and India first. Just see our parliament and the pandemonium. Here we all know what we do.
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You are right, your biggest hurdle is present opposition, they are not ready to accept any step in the right direction.
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Chinese come back after studying abroad and contribute to their country. They''ll always be ahead of india
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And FEKU claims India has surpassed China.... another JUMLA....
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China is ahead because of its "low cost manufacture and storm the world markets" strategy. India did not aim at it. Poor infra, rampant corruption and bureaucracy are the reasons why India lagged.
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a communist country embraced Capitalism and took out millions of people out of poverty. We in India are still discussing about socialism and voting parties like AAP , Congress , CPI etc.
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china 40 yrs ago was poorer than india on all parameters . but today with reforms in economy they are world''s second largest economy and FC holder ................ while india had scamgress at helm for 60 yrs with no visible results . at least the present gov is bringing positive changes recognised by all reputed institutions .
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