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Beekeeping listed as poverty-alleviation project in China’s Jilin

Liu Zailong, in his eighties, works as a beekeeper to increase income, as the village lists beekeeping as one of the poverty-alleviation projects.

by · Thursday, 24 May 2018 · China, Turkey

China’s poverty reduction strategy key for future prosperity, UN official

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (Xinhua) — A new strategy by the Chinese government to reduce poverty will be key in China’s plans to eradicate poverty …

by · Thursday, 24 May 2018 · China, Turkey
Promoting better nutrition in Bhutan

Promoting better nutrition in Bhutan

School children singing and dancing in Samtse Dzongkhag. Photo Credit: Izabela Leao / World Bank
Bhutan is no ordinary place.
A landlocked Himalayan kingdom tucked in a mostly rugged mountainous terrain between India and China, it measures prosperity …

by · Monday, 14 May 2018 · Bhutan, China, India
Wenchuan Earthquake, ten years on: Building back stronger

Wenchuan Earthquake, ten years on: Building back stronger

Photo:Mara Warwick/World Bank

It’s been ten years since the Wenchuan Earthquake struck China, leaving an everlasting scar on ravaged land, but also revealing the strong and unyielding will of the Chinese people.

On May 12, 2008, the shaking of t…

by · Friday, 11 May 2018 · China

China, Davao City sign water deal

"Although it might be challenging and might be difficult to lift up people under the poverty line in Davao City in a short period of time, I do share the …

by · Friday, 11 May 2018 · China, Philippines

Reducing tapeworm infection could improve academic performance, reduce poverty

A Stanford-led study in China has revealed for the first time high levels of a potentially fatal tapeworm infection among school-age children.

by · Friday, 11 May 2018 · China, Turkey

IFAD and China invest US$256.7 million to reduce poverty and improve incomes for smallholder …

The agreement for the Sustaining Poverty Reduction through Agribusiness Development in South Shaanxi was signed by Gilbert F. Houngbo, …

by · Monday, 7 May 2018 · China, Nepal

China’s populous province to lift 1.1 mln people out of poverty in 2018

ZHENGZHOU, May 7 (Xinhua) — The populous central Henan Province vows to help 1.1 million people in rural areas shake off poverty this year, the …

by · Monday, 7 May 2018 · China, Turkey

DOT steps up promotion in China

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is stepping up its campaign to attract more tourists from China, a key market that has remained one of the sector’s key growth drivers. DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo has tasked newly appointed Undersecretary Jose Gabriel La Viña to …

by · Tuesday, 1 May 2018 · China, Philippines

Shandong invests heavily on upgrading rural power grid

JINAN, April 21 (Xinhua) — East China’s Shandong Province will invest 300 million yuan (47.6 million U.S. dollars) this year to construct and upgrade the power grid in poverty-stricken areas. A total of 646 impoverished villages will benefit from the project, according to State Grid Shandong Electric …

by · Saturday, 21 April 2018 · China, Turkey