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China to lift 10 million more people out of poverty by 2018
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March 07, 2018

China has set a target of ten million more people to be taken out of poverty in 2018.

The top official of Poverty Alleviation and Development department Liu Yongfu told newsmen in Beijing today that China has achieved the best results against poverty.

Radio Pakistan’s special correspondent Javed Khan Jadoon reports from Beijing that according to government figures by the end of 2012, the country had ninety-nine million people living in poverty, and the number was reduced to more than thirty million at the end of 2017.

China has more than sixty-eight million people taken out of poverty over the last five years.

Liu Yongfu said infrastructure and public services in poverty-stricken areas have significantly improved through massive investment. The official said despite decisive progress achieved in poverty alleviation, there are still 30 million people living in poverty.

Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development Liu Yongfu answers questions at a press conference on the "battle" of targeted poverty alleviation during the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2018.

 

Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development Liu Yongfu leaves after a press conference on the "battle" of targeted poverty alleviation during the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2018