Severe malnutrition has led to the death of an impoverished Chinese woman who lived on just 2 yuan (29 cents) per day.
Wu Huayan, a 24-year-old student in the Guizhou province, reportedly scrimped on her meals in order to save money for her ill brother’s treatment, MailOnline reports.
Nearly one in four Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in California are working and struggling with poverty, debunking the model-minority stereotype that members of the racial group always succeed financially.
A new joint survey from AAPI Data, an organization publishing demographic data and policy research on the AAPI population, and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a nonpartisan research and education nonprofit, reveals that 23% of AAPIs in the area are “working and struggling with poverty,” contributing to a state of “two Californias” divided by a significant income gap.
Despite the “economic growth” the Philippines’ government has been touting in recent years, the undeniable fact remains that millions of Filipinos are still living in extreme poverty, left unable to afford three square meals a day.
For these desperate poor Filipinos, scavenged leftover food from garbage bins of fast-food restaurants, markets, and dumpsites are the only means of surviving hunger.
A high school student in central China has become a national inspiration after his grueling 17-hour study schedule for the winter holiday went viral on social media.
Zhu Zheng, 17, is a Grade 11 student at Wuhan No. 11 Middle School in Hubei province.
Travel Instagrammer @mindbodycolleen is under fire for saying many Indian people don’t have an iPhone and that they wouldn’t know how to use the latest iPhone X model.
The account is run by Colleen Grady, a model from Indianapolis, Indiana. The now-deleted post which has been widely shared on Facebook shows @mindbodycolleen, who lost her “sleek, expensive, 5-month-old iPhone X” on the streets of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.
A homeless man who turned his life around to become one of Japan’s top club hosts has inspired others in the booming industry.
Akaya Kunugi is regarded as the No. 1 host at Acqua Group, one of Japan’s most popular host clubs. He works at the company’s main branch in Kabukichō, its largest in the country.
A picture of a 38-year-old government official in southern China has netizens divided over whether or not his age is authentic.
The viral photo, which was first posted in October, shows Li Zhongkai of Chuxiong, Yunnan province in a suit with graying hair.
A video showing the life of an 82-year-old woman collecting recyclable boxes for more than 14 hours a day in exchange for $2 has shed light on the extent of poverty among the elderly in South Korea.
As most media highlight Korea’s technological prowess and world-class entertainment, little is heard about the nation’s struggling senior citizens, who often find themselves working late hours even at their advanced age.
Asian-Americans have the highest poverty rate out of any ethnic group in New York with 27% living in need of a permanent job, according to the city’s data.
Each day in downtown Flushing in the New York City borough of Queens, thousands of day laborers gather on street corners hoping to find work.
China in 2017 is set to relocate 3.4 million people living in poverty to less disadvantaged places in an effort to eliminate extreme poverty in the country by 2020, President Xi Jinping said.
The plan was announced in 2016, when 2.49 million people from high-poverty communities were moved to areas with better school and hospitals, access to roads, water or power, the National Development and Reform Commission said.
Several Asian American seniors in New York reportedly ride the casino buses to Pennsylvania daily, not to gamble, but simply to make ends meet, an investigative news report found.
Buses ferrying people to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are carrying a number of elderly Asian Americans every day who intend to earn a few dollars from the ride, ABC Eyewitness News reported.
Extreme poverty continues to drop worldwide — and China is one big force behind it.
According to a World Bank report released on Sunday, the world’s population living in extreme poverty, those living on less than $1.90 a day, fell from 35% to 11%.