Josh Freedman; The End of Poverty in China: A Tale of Two Villages. World Policy Journal 1 June 2017; 34 (2): 115–121. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4191540
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President Xi Jinping has staked his reputation on an ambitious goal: eliminating absolute poverty in China by 2020. Josh Freedman compares two nearby towns in rural Hunan province to reveal the limitations of China’s poverty alleviation campaign.