Of­fi­cials to brief me­dia on poverty al­le­vi­a­tion pro­gram

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

The State Coun­cil In­for­ma­tion Of­fice will hold a me­dia brief­ing on how the In­ter­net Plus strat­egy is helping al­le­vi­ate poverty. Hong Tianyun, deputy di­rec­tor of the State Coun­cil Lead­ing Group Of­fice of Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment, will at­tend. Last year, the num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing in poverty na­tion­wide was re­duced by 12 mil­lion to 43 mil­lion. Ef­forts are un­der­way to lift another 10 mil­lion out of poverty this year, ac­cord­ing to the Govern­ment Work Re­port.

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