China's cabinet, the State Council, has released a poverty alleviation plan for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).
Poverty alleviation is the most difficult task for China to realize the goal of building an all-round moderately prosperous society, of which rural poverty is the weakest link, said the document released Friday....
China plans to lift all of its poor out of poverty by 2020, especially those who live in the nation's 128,000 poor villages and 832 poor counties, where poverty has become a regional issue, according to the document.
Major tasks for the next five years include ensuring people have enough to eat and wear, and that they have adequate education, health services and housing, it said.
The plan is critical to achieving the country's ambitious goal of stamping out poverty by 2020....
A series of special programs will be launched to create more jobs for the poor, and improve education, health care and ecological environment in poverty-stricken areas, said the document.
Besides, the government will guarantee basic living standard for people unable to work, it added.China.org.cn