Millions heaved out of poverty


MORE than 60 million people in China have been lifted out of poverty in the past five years since the President Xi Jinping assumed office in 2012 and during the same period, an average of over 13 million urban jobs were created annually.

Addressing the 19th National Congress opened here on Wednesday the president unveiled the achievement of the five years of his government said The Communist Party of China has vowed to satisfy the people’s desire for “a better life”.

The Chinese leader says his government was able to surmount prevailing social and political challenges and steadily began to improve the people’s living standards. “We have been made in the fight against poverty.

More than 60 million people have been lifted out of poverty and poverty ratio has dropped from 10.2 percent to less than 4 percent,” noted President Xi . He said his country will ensure that by the year 2020 all rural residents living below the current poverty line will have been out of poverty and that poverty is eliminated in all poor counties and regions.

Xi said, for years to come, the Party vows to develop socialist democracy, strengthen cultural soft power, continue to build a beautiful China, improve the people’s well-being and develop new approaches to social governance.

In terms of employment, Xi disclosed that employment registered steady growth with an average of over 13 million urban jobs created each year. He added that growth of urban and rural personal income has outpaced economic growth and the middle-income group has been expanding.

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