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Easier way to countryside (2008-05-28)
China plans to make it easier for foreign banks, such as HSBC Holdings Plc, to set up rural operations as the government seeks to boost funding for farmers.

ADBC to loan 53b yuan to ensure wheat purchasing (2007-06-04)
Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) will loan 53 billion yuan to six provinces to ensure the minimum purchasing price for wheat, the bank said on Sunday.

Future leaders (2006-10-30)
"I will try my best to become a scientist," says Wang Jingyi, after finishing a half-day visit to the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing in October.

Foreign capital facilitates poverty reduction in China (2006-09-26)
China will try to better use foreign capital to facilitate its poverty reduction efforts, said an official with the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.

US firms in China awarded for social reponsibility (2006-06-28)
US firms Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) and UPS China were given the Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence on Tuesday.

Korean couple build loving home for orphans (2006-06-27)
Kim Hak-won and An Hye-young didn't have any children when they arrived from South Korea 14 years ago.

World Bank to reduce poverty in 60 villages (2006-06-05)
The World Bank said last Friday it has launched a two-year, 8 million U.S. dollar pilot program that promotes stronger village involvement in how development funds are used in their communities.

World Bank to lend US$2 billion to China (2006-05-25)
The World Bank expects to lend up to US$2 billion a year to China between now and 2010 to help it combat poverty and environmental and sustainable development challenges.

UK offers aid package to improve life in poorest areas (2006-05-19)
An aid package worth nearly US$200m over the next five years has been launched, with the aim of solving the problems of some of China's poorest and most vulnerable people.

China, UNDP agree on rural technology transfer project (2006-04-21)
The Chinese government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have agreed on a project to provide innovative technologies and expertise to poverty-ridden rural areas in China.

Germany-funded poverty-relief project initiated in NW China region (2006-03-27)
A poverty-relief project has been launched in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a program funded by joint investment from China and Germany.

Chinese bank donates to Red Cross (2005-12-30)
China Construction Bank (CCB) on Wednesday donated 3 million yuan (366,000 U.S. dollars) to the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) to supporting charity programs.

Further co-operation in reducing poverty (2005-12-20)
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has decided, on the basis of full consultation with China, to put an end to its food aid to the country starting next year.

Strong China helps neighbours develop (2005-11-07)
President Hu Jintao wrapped up a three-day visit to Viet Nam yesterday, following his trip to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) last week. While demonstrating China's efforts to strengthen friendly relations with its neighbours, Hu's visits sent a clear message that Beijing is committed to regional peace, stability and prosperity.

World Bank announces 100 finalists for poverty-reduction grants (2005-10-27)
The World Bank Beijing Office said 100 applications from civil groups have been selected as finalists of the China Development Marketplace, which was launched by the bank to sponsor creative poverty reduction proposals.

Forum addresses migration issues (2005-10-25)
China is willing to strengthen co-operation with Asian and Pacific countries to properly address the issue of refugees, displaced persons and illegal migration, according to Shen Guofang, assistant minister of Foreign Affairs.

Millions of impoverished Chinese benefit from WFP projects (2005-10-19)
Over 30 million rural Chinese have benefited directly from the United Nations World Food Program's (WFP) projects in China over the past 26 years, according to a survey commissioned by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

China vows to enhance cooperation with World bank in poverty reduction (2005-10-18)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Monday China is ready to enhance cooperation with the World Bank in China's poverty reduction and economic development.

Wolfowitz to visit World Bank projects (2005-10-10)
The World Bank's new President Paul Wolfowitz will start his trip to China this week, his first visit to the country since taking office in June.

Aid to Cambodia (2005-08-23)
The Chinese Government yesterday provided Cambodia with goods and materials worth more than 81.8 million yuan (US$10.1 million) to help the country improve its infrastructure.

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