China says it lifted millions from ethnic minority groups out of poverty in the past five years



Over 15.6 million people in the poorest parts of China, including the areas with the highest concentrations of ethnic minorities, have been lifted out of poverty in the past five years, according to a new government white paper.The report celebrating the country’s achievements in tackling poverty was published as Beijing faces increasing international pressure over its policies in Xinjiang, where it is accused of using forced labour and human rights abuses against the mainly Uygur Muslim…