Fake news alert: China reports that extreme poverty has gone from near-universal to near-extinct in China measured by the World Bank poverty standard of US$1.90 a day ($883.50 a year). A minimum wage worker in the US earns a lot more than $1.90 per day & only a fool would claim they do not live in extreme poverty. When well-paid statisticians singing for their supper measure poverty, it’s a very different metric than those who live poverty.