Arab Today, arab today china\s eradication of poverty needs a target
Last Updated : GMT 12:56:43
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

China\'s eradication of poverty needs a target

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today China\'s eradication of poverty needs a target

Beijing - XINHUA

Poverty is too familar a thing for Zhang Yu, and thus she applauded when Premier Li Keqiang pledged earlier this week to ensure that relief would reach villages and households in the government's poverty alleviation efforts. Zhang has seen poverty in its most crude shape: households whose entire belongings are several blankets, a pot for cooking and several bowls. Such conditions do not represent the majority of the people in her hometown Qianjiang in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, yet the majority there are just having their basic needs met, said Zhang, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature. She said disease is the major cause for these households' poverty. In addition, difficult traffic access is another obstacle. "It takes nearly two days for many people living deep in the mountains to bring their agricultural products to town for sale. It is impossible for them to walk out of poverty on their own," said Zhang, head of a farmer cooperative. The lawmaker said she hopes the "targeted measures" vowed in Premier Li's government work report delivered to the NPC deputies on Wednesday will one day eventually help those mountain-locked people out of poverty. The premier urged local governments to merge poverty alleviation resources to make better use of them and ensure that assistance reaches villages and households. Some NPC deputies commented that lack of targeted measures and scattered relief resources previously prevented impoverished families from receiving the full government assistance that has been allocated. "Relief funds are not few, but are scattered in different district government departments that require different conditions for receiving funds," said Zhang. "As it is difficult to meet all the conditions, the reality is that destitute families cannot receive all the assistance funds," she said. According to the latest official statistics, there were 98.99 million people living under the poverty line in China as of 2012. China's poverty line is equivalent to less than 1 U.S. dollar a day, lower than the World Bank level of 1.25 U.S. dollars. Rural people with an annual net income per capita of 2,300 yuan (337.05 U.S. dollars) or less are classified as poor under the poverty standard adopted in 2011, up from the 1,274-yuan standard used previously. But the 98.99 million number is based on a sampling survey of people living under the poverty line, exposing the lack of a nationwide database of all poor people. Wang Guoliang, deputy director of a State Council leading group on poverty alleviation, said earlier this year that China's efforts to combat poverty have long been confronted with problems of not having an exact tally of poor people and their current true conditions. The problem makes it difficult for the government to find out who the poor people are, why they are poor, how to lift them out of poverty and whether assistance works, he said. Jin Chunmei, an NPC deputy and village party secretary from north China's Hebei Province, said there are some developed regions whose poor counties eligible for state poverty relief are even more prosperous than the most developed parts of poor counties receiving poverty relief. This fact shows the government does not yet have an accurate picture of regions receiving assistance, resulting in a failure to take targeted measures to help those in real need, Jin said. A mechanism should be set up to monitor the development of poor counties to review their eligibility for state poverty relief, Jin said. There are 832 counties that receive poverty relief and preferential policies across the country. The list was first introduced in 1986, when 331 counties were on it. According to Wang, the government will work to improve its poverty relief policies by accurately identifying the poor population, assigning specific responsibilities to related personnel, and establishing a monitoring system of relief beneficiaries. The poor population was reduced by 16.5 million last year, and Premier Li said in his report the government will lift more than 10 million people out of poverty this year, pledging "we will continue to fight poverty and prevent poverty from being passed to future generations." As China strives to finish building "a moderately prosperous society in all respects" by 2020, with six years left on the timetable, the most daunting task lies in rural areas. At a key conference on economic work last year, the Chinese leadership underscored that farmers hold the key to whether China can achieve the goal.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china\s eradication of poverty needs a target Arab Today, arab today china\s eradication of poverty needs a target

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china\s eradication of poverty needs a target Arab Today, arab today china\s eradication of poverty needs a target

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Arab tradition glitters in Colombia

GMT 12:59 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Arab tradition glitters in Colombia
Arab Today, arab today Second US judge orders freeze

GMT 08:04 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Second US judge orders freeze
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat

GMT 09:23 2017 Friday ,20 October

Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification
Arab Today, arab today Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 07:47 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:29 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Designer produced new set of ornaments

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:43 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fake dentists ply brisk trade

GMT 06:52 2017 Monday ,16 October

Airbus CEO says won't cling to job

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 19:29 2017 Tuesday ,29 August

Yomna: decoration leaved positive effects
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday