Beggar rich China

We admire China so it's time to sort out. Immediately agree that the problems in Russia, no less. That's just the Russian economy is not yet at # 2 in the world and certainly no one admires Russia as China. First official Chinese data. Over the 30 years of reform of the poor quarter billion left 21.48 million people in 2006. But for some reason formally 1,480 thousand villages in the poverty rate was 33% of the total population.
These numbers just do not add up. Even if we recognize that all the poor live in these villages and a half million, the average number of people in them — 42 people! Brad! China is really very closed country, so the figures are very different. However, they are all very different from the rosy picture that we love so much.
Stephen Chow's photo project — to find out what is the life of Chinese living below the poverty line. Stephen pictures of food that can be bought for 3.28 yuan (0.49 U.S. dollars), that is, the daily income of the Chinese people, who earn 1,196 yuan a year (the official subsistence minimum).

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  • chinafood05 below the poverty line in China

You can buy these Kapustin.

"The Epoch Times" said that more than half of Chinese people living below the poverty line. Class of poor peasants living on the poverty line is 65% of the population. According to Taiwanese newspaper The Liberty Times for more than 10% of the population live in absolute poverty.
According to the latest Huzhun Shanghai Research Institute, China has 130 people with a personal fortune of more than 1 billion yuan ($ 142 million) more than in the U.S. — 359 people. The number of people with a personal fortune of more than $ 1.5 million in China is 825 thousand people.

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  • chinafood10 below the poverty line in China

Three bananas a day, too, will not let die of hunger.

According to the World Association of luxury goods (World Luxury Association), the amount spent on the Chinese luxury consumption from 8.6 billion in January last year increased to $ 9.4 billion at the end of the year and was 27.5% of the same amount throughout the world. In China, the economy grows at the same time it continues to grow and the difference between the rich and the poor — said a Taiwanese newspaper. In the past year, the average annual income of residents was 19 thousand yuan ($ 2.7 million), and the villagers — 5153 yuan ($ 736), that is, approximately $ 2.1 per day. But that's only the official data, the actual difference is much greater.

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  • chinafood12 below the poverty line in China

And you can treat yourself to a tangerine.

By the way, the average annual income even in the Ukraine much more. And not a city dweller, namely the average Ukrainian. In Russia and Belarus at the level of the Chinese citizen living in the poorest region of Russia — in Dagestan.
According to the Bureau of Statistics of China, the country's population of 150 million people living below the poverty line by the United Nations (revenue less than a dollar a day). The number of such people is more than 10% of the population. It turns out that the average standard of living of farmers who are in China for more than 65% of the population, only two times the poverty line. A The World Bank (WB) said in a report released April 8, 2009, that China's 254 million people have an income below the international poverty line. The poverty established by the World Bank, the share of rural poor in China is 90% of the total number of the poor, and the proportion of the urban poor — only 3%. The report pointed out that, in spite of the fact that the poorest in China are rural areas, government financial support, however, is concentrated in the cities.

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  • chinafood11 below the poverty line in China

Meat lovers will be enough for a piece of chicken.

In this case, there is no such national characteristics of the pension program. Obliged to take care of the old man young. How to do it to the poor does not interest anyone. While the authorities have announced increased assistance to the poor to 1196 yuan (175 U.S. dollars) per person per year. Live on less than 50 cents a day? Sad.
Simply put, the 30 years of reform, China formed a class of rich people who live in luxurious houses and drive in expensive cars, but for most people in the country are still not solved the problem of even basic food. According to the World Bank, the Gini coefficient, which reflects the degree of stratification of society in China has reached 0.47. This ratio is calculated from 0 to 1. The closer the value to unity, the non-uniformity of a distribution of income in the country. When it exceeds 0.4, it means that society is very much the threat of social unrest and rebellion. Chinese authorities so far successfully managed by force to suppress riots, but how long they last for such a situation, and how long they will tolerate the Chinese? Perhaps very soon we will know the answer to this question.

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  • chinafood09 below the poverty line in China

Daily rate — Pok Choi Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa chinensis).

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  • chinafood08 below the poverty line in China

And for vitamins — garlic.

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  • chinafood07 below the poverty line in China

Or cherry tomatoes.

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  • chinafood06 below the poverty l
    ine in China

Corn grits (?)

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  • chinafood04 below the poverty line in China

Baotsy — steamed balls of dough with various fillings.

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  • chinafood03 below the poverty line in China

Fried crispy airy balls of dough.

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  • chinafood02 below the poverty line in China

Unpeeled peanuts.

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  • chinafood01 below the poverty line in China

And can eat sharp little crushed red pepper.


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