China: More measures to win battle against poverty

Chinese authorities on Thursday called for continuous efforts for poverty relief and planned to adopt more measures to win the battle against poverty by 2020.

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More efforts should be made to rectify problems found in the country's poverty alleviation inspections in a timely manner, according to the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development. 

China will increase support for areas in deep poverty by adding poverty alleviation funds and projects in these areas, it said. 

The Chinese authority urged efforts on industrial development and employment assistance for poverty relief as well as support for relocation programs to prevent people from slipping back into poverty. 

The country will also promote poverty relief through consumption, create effective platforms and offer incentives for social participation. 

China is en route to delivering its target of eradicating poverty in rural areas and eliminating regional poverty by 2020. 

Over the past 40 years, China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty, representing over 70 percent of the global poverty reduction. 

(With input from Xinhua)