Hong Kong (CNN) Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a major milestone this week in his five-year long fight to end absolute poverty across the country — but it doesn’t appear that he’s celebrating yet. China was for decades one of the world’s most impoverished countries and ending absolute poverty has been an important policy goal for Xi. […] But despite what appears to be a major achievement, there appears to be some confusion in state-run media and among experts over whether this signifies the end of poverty in China. […] He said that there were still hundreds of millions of people in China who were at risk of falling back into absolute poverty. […] Poverty expert Donaldson said that he hoped the Chinese government would now raise the poverty line higher and announce its aim to further increase the livelihood of its people — but the political messaging of an “end to poverty” had made that hard.
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