BEIJING: China will lift about10 million rural residents out of poverty nationwide in 2019, China Vice Premier Hu Chunhua said.
Hu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development has described 2019 as a “crucial year” to secure a victory in the “tough battle” against poverty , China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported on Saturday.
Next year, priorities in poverty alleviation include providing basic social services to poor people, intensifying efforts to help the most poverty-stricken regions and special groups of impoverished people, as well as taking follow-up measures to improve the livelihood of relocated people, according to Hu.
The fight against poverty is one of China’s “three tough battles” in the goal to deliver a moderately prosperous society by 2020. The other two are nationwide efforts to prevent financial risks and tackle pollution.