Pic story: Poverty alleviation work in China's Guangxi

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-26 07:15:37|Editor: Yang Yi
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Fourty-nine-year-old Long Gexiong and his wife Luo Guizhi pose for photo in Tongban Village in Dongqi Township, Rong'an County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Aug. 1, 2017. After working as a migrant worker for over 20 years, Long returned to his hometown in 2013 to started the fruit business and tourism industry. He endured difficulties and supported his family in recent years. Due to harsh environmental conditions such as the stony desertification and mountainous landform, Guangxi has long been a less developed area in China. In recent years, local government carried out many measurements for the poverty alleviation work. Tens of thousands of officials and staff members helped local people build roads, repair houses, improve education and industry development. In 2016, more than 1.11 million people were liberated from poverty. The poverty-stricken population in the region has declined from 10.12 million in 2010 to current 3.638 million. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

KEY WORDS: poverty alleviation