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Liu Daoxue, who lives in the village of Baiping, in central China, has escaped poverty, the government says, thanks to heavy public spending. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)
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BEIJING/CHONGQING/TOKYO -- It was just three years ago that the life of Liu Daoxue, 64, took a significant turn for the better. He lives with his wife and 94-year-old mother in Baiping, a village roughly halfway between Wuhan and Chongqing in central China.

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