10m in China expected to escape poverty this year

10m in China expected to escape poverty this year

AsiaOne-·2019-12-23 14:21

More than 10 million people are expected to be lifted from poverty this year, and some 340 counties will no longer be labelled as impoverished, poverty relief chief Liu Yongfu said at a recent gathering in Beijing.

"This year's relief target has been completed, in an all-around way," Liu, director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, announced in a work report he delivered at the annual National Poverty Relief and Development Conference, which concluded on Saturday.

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