Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion

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On­line ser­vices are now play­ing a big­ger role in re­duc­ing poverty in China, ac­cord­ing to the State Coun­cil Lead­ing Group Of­fice of Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion and Devel­op­ment on July 5.

As In­ter­net Plus be­comes a na­tional strat­egy, the govern­ment has tar­geted poverty al­le­vi­a­tion as an im­por­tant im­pe­tus for the devel­op­ment of im­pov­er­ished ar­eas.

The of­fice has es­tab­lished an ac­count man­age­ment sys­tem to track poverty re­duc­tion pro­grams car­ried out by 26,500 pri­vate com­pa­nies in 21,000 vil­lages, said Qu Tian­jun, an of­fi­cial with the State Coun­cil Lead­ing Group Of­fice of Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion and Devel­op­ment. It has also pro­vided a network plat­form, us­ing new tech­nolo­gies such as big data, to pro­mote on­line phi­lan­thropy. So far, the plat­form has 100,000 reg­is­tered donors con­nected to 40,000 needy fam­i­lies, the of­fi­cial said.

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