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China vows to root out poverty in Tibet by 2020
By:en.tibetol.cn
update:September 27,2016
Sept. 27, 2016 -- The Work Conference on National Poverty Alleviation and Assisting Tibet was held in Lhasa recently during which representatives from across the country shared experiences of poverty alleviation and assisting Tibet. 
 
Data show that the disposable income of urban Tibetans in 2015 reached 25,457 yuan and that of rural Tibetans reached 8,244 yuan, with a double-digit growth rate. The poverty rate dropped by 5.1 percent compared with last year. 
 
In spite of the great progress, there are still 590,000 people living in poverty. 
 
"In the future, we will focus on talents, funds and industrial cooperation in assisting Tibet. By 2020, poverty will be rooted out in Tibet," said Liu Yongfu, director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.
 
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