While poverty has multiple reasons, one of the most prominent ones is poor governance and specifically endemic corruption. Given that no "culture" is immune to corruption intrinsically, one of the ways to tame it, is to create accountability of the people in power. And the next logically step is hence democratic societies. While, i know that the demonstration is a bit simplistic, it is even more hypocritical not to recognize the link between wealth of nation and democracy, China included. Democracy encourages accountability which serves meritocracy which in turn is the best path out of poverty. So spread democratic ideas and wealth will follow. Most importantly we should stop handing over aid to non accountable governments.