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Bridging gap

, September 5, 2013

Two men walk on a square inside a newly built commercial complex comprising office and retail space in Beijing.  This new commercial complex  is located on a 50,000 sq m lot in central Beijing. China has pledged to double household incomes over the coming decade in a bid to close a wealth gap so wide it threatens social stability. Although the proportion of extreme poverty has fallen over recent decades, about 12 percent of the country's 1.3 billion people still live on less than $1.25 per day, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon




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