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China plans to spend $140 billion by 2020 to move poor citizens from remote inland regions to more developed parts of the country

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ost of the funding will be used to build housing, facilities and basic public infrastructure and is part of a broader effort to lift 10 million people out of poverty over five years.
4 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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