The Myth of Alleviating Poverty

Covid contact tracing revealed in precise detail, the movements of Mr Yue by tracking his mobile phone. Yet when his son went missing, the police was most reluctant to take up his case and track his son’s mobile phone. They even found an anonymous corpse and asked him to identify that as his son so they could close two cases at one go.

A manual labourer, Mr Yue needs to toil and slog for a living. If not for the fact that he was tested positive and his movements raised eyebrows, his story would have never been told. How rich or poor is China really? Terence Shen gives us his take.