原文标题：Over 23 million lifted out of poverty in China last year
Over 23 million people were brought above the poverty line in China last year as about 100 million people from rural areas moved to cities for work.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said today last year saw some 23.39 million rural dwellers edge above the poverty line, currently set at 2,300 yuan (about $365.83) in annual net income per capita.
The decrease brought the total number of impoverished rural residents to 98.99 million by the end of 2012, the data showed.
Rural poverty has been one of the major hurdles for the world's second-largest economy and most populated country which according to World Bank data still has about 150 million people.
China sees urbanisation as a way out to reduce poverty as cities provide better jobs and living standards to people.
According to the latest figures, China's migrant workers population, the main sources for China's cheap labour, has grown to 262.61 last year registering a 3.9 per cent.
The number of rural migrant workers increased 3.9 per cent to 262.61 million by the end of 2012, accounting for 19.39 per cent of the country's total population, the NBS said.
Meanwhile a new survey has revealed inadequate and unbalanced pension distribution in the country raising concerns.
Nearly 39.1 per cent of the 2,000 people surveyed by an official think tank complained that pensions are too little to meet their living needs.
The survey by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said only 17 percent of the respondents said they can live off their pensions, the survey showed.
Elderly people in rural areas strongly complained about the rural endowment insurance system, as 78.9 per cent of insurance buyers in the survey said the pension could not meet their living needs, while 56 per cent of their urban counterparts complained about the same problem.
In comparison, only 3.8 per cent of government staff have the same complaint.
"Different feelings from endowment insurance participants reflect the differentiated pension welfare system," the report published in the official media said.
However, 76.4 per cent of those surveyed said they are satisfied with the country's endowment insurance systems, it said.
By WB norms, the poor in China
constituted 11 % of its population while the poor in India make up 54 % of its population!
And by the norms of 2 USD per day minimum income, China has 27 % below that mark while in India, a whopping 78 % earn less than that amount!
by velarasu indran
how much that figure for india
HOW MANY WERE PUSHED
by madanmohan siddhanthi
in to poverty in India because of looting the nation by corrupt ,looting politicians,
by Virendra Kumar
Since China is the country our PM learned how to fudge growth numbers from, it is highly doubtful that this poverty eradication figure is true!
the poor states of india are
4. Madhya Pradesh
the other states need to help out these states.
also govt needs to give more help to these states
Re: poor states
by khemaji Bheel
Madhya Pradesh....! Cannot find poverty in the cities... situation is improving in rural areas also. Tribals such as Bheels and Gonds need much focus in development.
Re: Re: poor states
ok,sorry.im just writing from what i heard (though in bihar, odisha,w.bengal case i saw on tv and it looks very bad)
Re: poor states
Add Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, U.P, A.P, Rajasthan, TN.....even Maharashtra and Gujarat!
All these states have BPL people at more than 25 % of the population as per the Planning Commission's statistics!
And the Planning Commission has set the ridiculously low figure of Rs. 18/- per day income per person in urban areas and Rs. 13/- per person in rural areas (less than 1/3rd the Chinese poverty line)!
So, imagine how numerous the poor in these states really are!
by Ajai Jacob
Success of China in its march to becoming the second most powerful country in the world is due to communism.
Many say that China is capitalistic nowadays.But it is predominantly communism in China.A mixture of communism with a little of capitalism created the wonder of modern China,the world's most populous nation.
Think about it instead of mindlessly deriding communism.
by Shyam Sunder
That is pretty easy job for us. We need not do anything; simply change the statistics and say one can live lavishly with Rs.10 a day and make Rs.300 BPL mark in the country; that way everybody is above BPL.
Under UPA it even more dramatic
100s of millions of Indians pushed into poverty due to massive inlation created by populist policies.
With Rs. 18/- per per day per
person in urban areas and Rs. 13/- per day per person in rural areas as the poverty line (set by the Planning Commission), India's below poverty line population forms 26 % of its population.
With 1 USD per day per person (that is, more than 3 times the Indian poverty line income), the World Bank estimates China's below poverty population to be 15 crores (i.e., about 11 % of its population)!!
If the Planning commission's BPL bar is raised to match that of the World Bank, then fully 54 % of the Indian population is below the poverty line (2012 figure as per WB)!!
So, after 20 years of allegedly roaring economic growth and all mighty promises from economists who are apologists of such growth that India will "eventually match and surpass China in development and poverty eradication", the poor in China forms 11 % of its population while that in India constitutes 54 % !!!!