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Xi announces major victory in poverty alleviation

Source: Xinhua

BEIJING — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said that China has accomplished its poverty alleviation target of the new era as scheduled and achieved a significant victory that impresses the world.

Through eight years of sustained work, China has lifted all rural poor population under the current standard out of poverty and nearly 100 million poor people have shaken off poverty, Xi made the remarks on Dec. 3 while presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

China has removed all poor counties from the poverty list, and eradicated absolute poverty and regional poverty, Xi said.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the CPC Central Committee has put poverty alleviation in a more prominent position, adopted significant measures with originality and specialty and fought the largest and most vigorous battle in human history against poverty, Xi said.