Xi Highlighted the Importance of Poverty Reductions
—Xi’s Moments at the Two Sessions 2018
President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of poverty reduction while talking with lawmakers in Beijing on Monday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remark while attending a panel discussion with deputies to the National People’s Congress from the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. In January, Xi was elected deputy to the NPC by a unanimous vote in Inner Mongolia.
Xi said that by representing Inner Mongolia as a deputy from the region, he demonstrated the great attention that the CPC Central Committee pays to ethnic minority and border region affairs and the CPC Central Committee’s firm resolve to reduce poverty.
Help Those People in Impoverished, Densely Populated Places
The sign indicating completion of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects is that all rural poor people are lifted out of poverty, Xi said.
The key to poverty reduction is to help those people in impoverished, densely populated places, he said.
Xi required the local government to take more effective measures for targeting poverty reduction, pay a lot of attention to villages with large poor populations, and address such key problems as industrial development, employment, infrastructure, public service and healthcare.
Fight Corruption During Poverty Reduction Efforts
Xi pledged to fight corruption during poverty reduction efforts and severely punish those who embezzle poverty alleviation funds. Saying that the people hate formalism and bureaucracy in poverty reduction work, Xi urged officials to resolve such issues.
Editor: Cai Hairuo