China launches su­per­vi­sion on lo­cal gov­ern­ments’ poverty re­lief work

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China has en­tered a cru­cial stage in its poverty re­duc­tion drive, ac­cord­ing to the white pa­per “China’s Progress in Poverty Re­duc­tion and Hu­man Rights,” which was pub­lished by the State Coun­cil In­for­ma­tion Of­fice Mon­day.

Bei­jing: The State Coun­cil Lead­ing Group Of­fice of Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment has sent su­per­vi­sion teams to re­view lo­cal gov­ern­ment poverty re­lief work. The su­per­vi­sion will ex­pand over 22 prov­inces, au­ton­o­mous re­gions and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in China’s mid­dle and west re­gions, as de­creed by the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and the State Coun­cil. The su­per­vi­sion cam­paign will in­clude ran­dom in­spec­tions, field re­search, se­cret in­quiries and in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic will be sought. The cam­paign will be con­cluded by the end of Oc­to­ber.

China has in­ten­si­fied poverty al­le­vi­a­tion ef­forts to achieve its goal of elim­i­nat­ing poverty by 2020. On Mon­day, the gov­ern­ment re­leased de­tails of of­fi­cials’ poverty al­le­vi­a­tion re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, stat­ing that gov­ern­ments of all lev­els should have dif­fer­ent em­phases ac­cord­ing to their re­spec­tive re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. The Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and the State Coun­cil will be mainly re­spon­si­ble for pol­icy-mak­ing; pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments will for­mu­late lo­cal plans; while city and county gov­ern­ments will per­form the main func­tions. Heads of im­pov­er­ished coun­ties in China will not be pro­moted or trans­ferred to other posts un­less they can prove con­crete achieve­ments. China has en­tered a cru­cial stage in its poverty re­duc­tion drive, ac­cord­ing to the white pa­per “China’s Progress in Poverty Re­duc­tion and Hu­man Rights,” which was pub­lished by the State Coun­cil In­for­ma­tion Of­fice Mon­day. By the end of 2015, China had 55.75 mil­lion peo­ple liv­ing in poverty, more than the pop­u­la­tion of the con­ti­nent of Ocea­nia. Xin­hua

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