How Many People Have Escaped Poverty?

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How Many People Have Escaped Poverty? Lucy Tompkins⏳ Reporting on futures past Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images China, the most populous country, accounted for the vast majority of the reduction. As China’s economy grew at a staggering rate, incomes and living standards rose with it. But extreme poverty also declined in much of the world. NYT

China’s Abortion Vow Sparks Worries About Limits

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On social media on Monday, after some state-backed news outlets highlighted the line about abortion in the guidelines, some users wondered whether more restrictions were on the way. “Contraception can fail, so not finding a partner is the safest bet,” said one popular comment on the Weibo social media platform. In general, many women are deeply suspicious of how the government will try to boost the country’s anemic birthrates, said Lu Pin, a Chinese feminist activist. Earlier this year, the government imposed a cooling-off period for couples seeking divorce, which…