Xi urges efforts to eradicate extreme poverty

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-24 16:02:56|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (C back) gives a speech while presiding over a symposium on poverty relief in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, June 23, 2017. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

TAIYUAN, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on enhanced efforts and precise measures to eradicate extreme poverty.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when presiding over a symposium on poverty relief Friday in northern China's Shanxi Province.

It must be ensured that areas and people stricken by extreme poverty enter a "moderately prosperous society" along with the rest of the nation, Xi said.

KEY WORDS: poverty