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Poverty Alleviation and Political Primacy: The Way of the Chinese Communist Party

22 September 2021

Summary

In February 2021, China announced that nearly 850 million people had been lifted out of poverty since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) established the People’s Republic in 1949, and that extreme poverty had been eliminated. [1] About 100 million are said to have been brought out of poverty since 2012, coinciding with the ascent of President Xi Jinping as CCP’s general secretary—a significant milestone when the party records his legacy.

Authors

Kalpit A Mankikar
Kalpit A. Mankikar is Fellow with Strategic Studies Programme, and is based out of ORF’s Mumbai centre. His research focuses on China, specifically looking at its rise — its domestic politics, diplomacy and techno-nationalism.

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china international affairs strategic studies china foreign policy issue briefs and special reports

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