Pic story: Poverty alleviation work in China's Guangxi

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-26 07:15:37|Editor: Yang Yi
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Girls stand for photo at a school in Baiyun Township in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 29, 2017. In the traditional mind of Red Yao ethnic group, women had better to be uneducated, which explained why the primary school enrollment rate of girls of Red Yao ethnic group was just 3.2% in 1988. After 20 years of efforts, with the special ethical policy of exempting girls from all charges and setting up all-girl classes, the enrollment rate of girls of Red Yao ethnic group in Rongshui County has mounted to 98.4%. More and more women of Red Yao ethnic group have become knowledgable. 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/Huang Xiaobang)

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KEY WORDS: poverty alleviation