China's poorest province, Guizhou
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Tackling China's growing wealth gap

China's Communist Party will soon gather in Beijing to appoint a new leader who will rule the country for the next decade.

They will inherit an economy that is growing at over seven percent a year.

In the past three decades more than 400m Chinese people have been lifted out of poverty, and some have benefited enormously, but many others have not.

Tackling the growing gap between rich and poor is one of the most urgent tasks China's new leaders face.

Damian Grammaticas reports from China's poorest province, Guizhou.

  • 01 Nov 2012