The following report of the World Bank shows that 90 crore poor people in China have been lifted out of poverty. China was called the country with the maximum poor people. After the Communist Party took over the country, great changes have been made. Removal of poverty as reported by the World bank, is a great great achievement. The PTI report from Washington is given below:
Washington, Oct 12: China lifting more than 800 million people out of poverty since the start of its economic reform is a “great story in human history”, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said today, underlining that there is “lessons to be learned” from this Chinese experience.
“This is one of the great stories in human history, frankly,” Kim told reporters at the start of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Starting in 1990 with the evolution of the Chinese economic system and its embrace of the global market China has lifted over 800 million out of poverty, he said.
“So, most of the progress that’s been made in going from 40 per cent of the world living in extreme poverty to now less than 10 per cent…most of that progress happened in China.
So, we’re always looking for the lessons from that experience and it continues,” Kim said in response to a question.
The World Bank, he said, has been working very closely with China on things like ensuring that some of the more distant regions in China are also getting access to social services and healthcare.
“It is working right now on a pilot project on healthcare system. If it works out it could lead to a major change in the healthcare system that would help to improve outcomes overall,” he said.
“So, this effort has been historic. I think we’re still trying to understand exactly how 800 million people were lifted out of poverty, but it was one of the great successes,” Kim said.