Li visits left-behind children in NW China
Updated: 2014-01-28 07:51
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.