VP stresses timely poverty eradication plan

NANNING: Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has called for greater efforts to win the battle against poverty and ensure poverty alleviation tasks fully accomplished as scheduled. Hu, also chief of the State Council leading group of poverty alleviation and development, made the remarks during his recent inspection tour in Baise, a city in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Hu checked poverty reduction work and visited impoverished local people, late poverty alleviation official Huang Wenxiu’s family and other cadres during his inspection. Since March 2018, Huang had led the poverty alleviation efforts in Baini Village, Leye County, as the village Party chief, lifting 418 people out of poverty. Huang died in a rain-triggered flash flood at the age of 30 in June 2019. Efforts should concentrate on remaining poverty relief tasks to ensure that all poverty-stricken rural residents and counties under the current standards are lifted out of poverty, Hu said. He also stressed stepping up monitoring and timely assistance to prevent people who have been lifted out of poverty from returning to poverty. – The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item