578,800 lifted out of poverty

XI’AN: Another 29 poverty-stricken counties in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province have bid farewell to poverty, meaning all 56 impoverished counties have shaken off poverty, said a notice issued by the provincial people’s government Thursday. A total of 578,800 people were lifted out of poverty in 2019. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, 96.2 percent of the impoverished population in Shaanxi have been lifted out of poverty. –Agencies