China: Eliminating absolute poverty by the end of 2020

China has successfully been able to eliminate absolute poverty by the end of 2020.

After 66 impoverished counties in the country’s southwest Guizhou province were declared to have eliminated absolute poverty on November 23, China has achieved the feat of removing all 832 counties previously listed as impoverished from the poverty list.

Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed the remarkable progress in poverty alleviation work as China has lifted a total of nearly 100 million people out of poverty at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

In the next five years, efforts will be made to consolidate achievements in the fight against poverty and fully promote the strategy of rural vitalization, according to the CPC Central Committee’s proposed major social and economic development targets for the 14th Five-Year Plan period from 2021 to 2025.

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