How China escaped the poverty trap?

An older paper by Yingyi Qian — How Reform Worked in China — is on similar lines.

One fact that still blows my mind from the Pritchett-Summers analysis: from 1950 to 2010, only 3 countries have had 6+% growth for 3+ decades continuously. Only one of them has achieved 8+% growth for three decades. No prices for guessing which country they’re referring to.