Home > News > China >

N. China province lifts 240,000 out of poverty in 2019
update:January 10,2020
TAIYUAN, Jan. 10, 2020 -- A total of 239,000 people in north China's Shanxi Province shook off poverty in 2019, according to local authorities.
The provincial poverty alleviation and development office said the poverty headcount ratio of the province has fallen to 0.1 percent.
The per capita disposable income for rural residents in the province's impoverished areas is estimated to grow 12 percent to 9,240 yuan (about 1,330 U.S. dollars).
In 2014, there were about 3.29 million impoverished people and 7,993 villages were rated as poor in Shanxi, and the poverty headcount ratio was 13.6 percent.
The province made great efforts to fight against poverty last year, including taking targeted poverty relief measures, reducing poverty through industries and poverty relocation projects.
So far, the number of people in poverty in the province has dropped to 21,000.
China has vowed to eradicate absolute poverty by 2020.
  • Tibet receives 40 million tourists in 2019
  • Education quality improved in Tibet
  • Snapshots of the third session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region

E-mail:editor@tibetol.cn |About Us|Contact Us |Site Maps|
Address:3/F, C Tower, RECREO International Centre, 8 Wangjing East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100102, PRC
Copyright by China Intercontinental Communication Co., Ltd All Rights Reserved.