China Will Pull 10 Million People Out of Rural Poverty in 2018: Li Keqiang


Premier Li Keqiang has unveiled ambitious targets for China’s rural poverty alleviation efforts in 2018.

Li outlined the targets for Chinese rural poverty alleviation policies at the inaugural meeting of the 13th National People’s Congress on 5 March at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

“[We will] expand targeted poverty alleviation efforts. This year we will reduce the population living in rural poverty by at least 10 million people, and complete the relocation of 2.8 million people as part of poor support measures.

“We will make progress in terms of industry, education, health and ecological poverty support, remedy shortcomings in infrastructure and public services, and stimulate endogenous drivers for poverty allegation.”