Triumphal ceremonies hailed Xi Jinping’s victory in the “war on poverty.” But data are either false or misinterpreted.
Poverty in China
Behind the “success” of the CCP’s rural revitalization campaign hide stories of misery and pain by its “beneficiaries.”
To reach the goal of no impoverished households by the end of 2020, CCP forces villagers with no skills or income to move to cities after their homes are destroyed.
An ethnic Han manager at a garment factory in Xinjiang discloses disturbing details of local Uyghurs’ abuse, disguised as bogus projects to improve their lives.
Because of the aid they get from the state, impoverished religious residents are told to renounce their faith, or their benefits will be withdrawn.
While actively negating “rumors” of shrinking grain reserve, the government orders farmers to re-cultivate deserted farmlands, threatens to punish those who disobey.
In the name of fighting poverty, the CCP moves impoverished households from across China to Xinjiang, while sends Uyghurs to other provinces for forced labor.
Amid the economic downturn, the CCP deprives farmers of their primary sources of income by destroying pig sheds and gardens.
A new book by Jennifer Pan shows how the CCP, under the pretext of “elimination of poverty,” uses its “Dibao” livelihood guarantee program to better watch over political and religious dissidents.