Interview: China’s success in poverty reduction should be example for other countries: Cambodian minister

Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith hailed China for its great success in combating poverty in a recent interview with Xinhua, saying that China’s poverty reduction work should be an example for other developing countries.

According to official data, China has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty over the past several decades, representing over 70 percent of global poverty reduction.

China is making fast progress towards eliminating poverty, with the number of impoverished rural residents declining from nearly 100 million in late 2012 to 16.6 million by the end of 2018.

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