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.