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Chinese per-capita disposable income reaches 10,000 yuan

By Zhu Jianhong (People's Daily)

17:16, December 22, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China’s overall construction of well-off society progressed smoothly, and the people’s life quality rose significantly in 2011, according to 2011 Monitoring Report on Overall Construction of Well-off Society of China issued recently by National Bureau of Statistics of China.

The report shows that the per-capita disposable income of Chinese is estimated at 10,046 yuan, 2.73 times of that in 2000. The income gap between urban and rural residents is still large. The per-capita housing area reaches 27 square meters, accomplishing the intended objective.

The report indicates that overall construction of Chinese well-off society progresses smoothly, and its implementation degree has increased from 59.6 percent in 2000 to 80.1 percent in 2010.

According to the latest statistics, China has finished 80.1 percent in the development of an overall well-off society, 20.5 percent higher than the previous year, with an average annual increase of 2.05 percentage points.

The overall development of a well-off society consists of six aspects, namely economic development, social harmony, life quality, democracy and legal system, culture and education as well as recourses and environment. All these aspects have achieved noticeable progresses.

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