China to lift 10 million rural people out of poverty in 2016

China to lift 10 million rural people out of poverty in 2016

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Print this page Email A Friend!

BEIJING, China (Xinhua) – China aims to lift over 10 million rural people out of poverty in 2016, so as to make a good start for the next five years, according to a poverty relief meeting on Thursday.

The next year’s work will integrate the central and local efforts to tackle poverty more accurately, said Liu Yongfu, director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.

This marks the country’s third plan to cut the poor population by over 10 million people annually since 2014.

China has vowed to lift all of its poor out of poverty by 2020.

Liu forecasts 2015’s goal will be achieved as all-level financial support has been enhanced to help poor people increase income.

China has lifted around 100 million rural people of poverty so far since 2010, leaving 60 million more to help by the end of 2020, Liu added.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon