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China’s ‘two sessions’: wealth inequality poses threat to Beijing’s post-pandemic economic plan

When Peng Biao first shifted to the bustling city of Guangzhou from the remote mountain village she grew up in, she felt a world away from home.Like hundreds of millions of Chinese from underdeveloped rural areas, Peng was forced to leave her children and parents behind to find work in the country’s booming cities. Once she arrived, she was taken aback by just how stark the gap was between China’s rich and poor.“Compared to when we were kids or even 10 years ago, the conditions in the village…

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