China Poverty

Is China Succeeding at Eradicating Poverty?

The Chinese Communist Party has set an unprecedented goal to eradicate poverty in China by the end of 2020. While China is set to achieve this goal based on a narrow definition of poverty, hundreds of millions of people in China continue to struggle with low incomes and poor standards of living.


How Well-off is China’s Middle Class?

China’s economic development has lifted hundreds of millions of Chinese out of poverty and led to a burgeoning middle-class. Yet, this demographic shift has also led to new environmental, political, and social challenges to China’s domestic security.