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Poverty in the People's Republic of China

Get the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic development in the People's Republic of China and compare poverty indicators among countries in East Asia.

Poverty Data: People's Republic of China

Country Year Percent (%)
China, People's Republic of (national rural poverty line) 2015 5.7*
Hong Kong, China 2015 no data
Korea, Republic of 2014 16.3
Mongolia 2014 21.6
Taipei,China 2015 1.5
Country Latest Year Percent (%)
China, People's Republic of 2012 5.8
Hong Kong, China 2012 no data
Korea, Republic of 2012 no data
Mongolia 2012 3.2
Taipei,China 2010 3.1
Country Latest Year Percent (%)
China, People's Republic of 2015 9
Hong Kong, China 2015 2
Korea, Republic of 2015 3
Mongolia 2015 19
Taipei,China 2015 4

Source: Basic Statistics 2017

*Differs from standard definition; or refers to only part of the country