Chinese vice premier urges efforts to deliver poverty relief target

发布时间: 2016-03-29 08:37:54  |  来源: Xinhua  |  作者: 刘会  |  责任编辑: 刘会
关键词: poverty alleviation,Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang,rural residents

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang asked officials at all levels Monday to make more efforts to accomplish an annual target of poverty alleviation.

The task of lifting more than 10 million rural residents out of poverty this year will be split and assigned to individual officials, said Wang at a State Council meeting on poverty reduction.

Those who fail to fulfil their tasks will be held responsible and those who embezzle poverty relief funds will be severely punished, said the vice premier.

Wang asked officials to target the impoverished in a more precise way to increase the efficiency of poverty reduction.

At the end of 2014, China had 70.17 million people in the countryside living below the nation's poverty line of 2,300 yuan (about 354 U.S. dollars) in annual income.

China aims to eliminate poverty by 2020 when its 13th Five-Year Plan is completed.