[Epoch Times, July 5, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Yi Fan Hong Kong reported) On July 1, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping declared that China has built a well-off society in an all-round way. At the same time, the Office of the Central Finance and Economics Committee also stated that China‘s per capita annual income has exceeded 10,000 US dollars. However, these statements are very different from those of the Chinese Communist Premier Li Keqiang last year.
On the day of July 1st, Xi Jinping declared that China has built a well-off society in an all-round way. What is a “well-off society”? According to the explanation on “Baidu Encyclopedia”, a well-off society is the “ideal state of social life”, “not only to solve the problem of food and clothing, but to meet the needs of urban and rural development from political, economic, cultural, social, ecological and other aspects. “
According to Li Keqiang a year ago, nearly half of the people in China have not solved the food and clothing problem. On May 28 last year, Li Keqiang answered a reporter’s question at the CCP’s National People’s Congress Press Conference, “Our per capita annual disposable income is 30,000 yuan (approximately US$4,637), but 600 million people also earn a monthly income. It’s only 1,000 yuan ($155). It may be difficult to rent a house in a medium-sized city for 1,000 yuan, and now we are encountering an epidemic.”
Five days later, Wan Haiyuan and Meng Fanqiang of the China Income Distribution Research Institute of Beijing Normal University published an article on China‘s “Caixin Net” to further confirm Li Keqiang’s statement.
The article said, “The numbers mentioned by the prime minister are the most true reality in China. Although a considerable number of groups have entered the high-income class, the fact that China’s distribution structure is still dominated by low- and middle-income groups cannot be ignored. Most of the groups are still hovering near the survival line. They are out of our sight, they have no channels to speak out, and society cannot hear their voices. They are the silent majority in this society.”
The research team of the China Income Distribution Research Institute of Beijing Normal University used a stratified, linear, and random sampling method to analyze 70,000 representative samples. The results showed that in 2019, 216 million people in China had monthly incomes of less than 500 yuan (US$77), accounting for 15.8%; 600 million people (including the above-mentioned 216 million people) had monthly incomes of less than 1,090 yuan (US$168). , Accounting for 42.9%.
The article pointed out that the above figures are household disposable income per capita, that is, income that can be actually used after deducting personal income tax, private transfer payments and various social insurances.
Fa Guang quoted an analysis at the time that Li Keqiang’s inadvertent sentence “pierced a huge and gorgeous bubble” was like “dropping a super nuclear bomb, and the shock wave still remains.” @
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