Li visits left-behind children in NW China

Updated: 2014-01-28 07:51


Li visits left-behind children in NW China

Premier Li Keqiang talks with the father of Yang Kang, a 12-year-old girl, over the phone during a visit to her home in Xunyang county, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on Jan 27. Yang's father works in the city and told the premier he will return home in time for Spring Festival. [Liu Zhen/Asianewsphoto]


Premier calls for action to relieve poverty

Premier Li Keqiang pledged greater efforts to break the intergeneration poverty curse, during a meeting on poverty alleviation with other senior officials over the weekend.

It is time to adjust the strategy for poverty reduction, Li said at the meeting, which took place on a train traveling from Xi'an to Zhen'an county in Shaanxi province.

Li said that though China has lifted more than 600 million people out of poverty since the launch of reform and opening-up, chronic poverty remains in areas with harsh environmental conditions.

He said the government should encourage urbanization, especially the development of small cities and towns, to relocate poor populations.

He also urged local governments to guarantee equal access to public services to those who relocate.

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