BEIJING: China has eliminated the final remaining counties from a listing of poor areas, in what officers described as attaining President Xi Jinping’s ‘longstanding political purpose’ of eliminating excessive poverty by the top of this 12 months.
The milestone was achieved by lifting 93 million people out of poverty since 2013, China`s government stated. Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian informed a press briefing on Tuesday that China was ready to share its expertise with other growing international locations.
China units its personal nationwide normal of maximum poverty, based mostly on a per capita revenue threshold of 4,000 yuan per 12 months, or round $1.52 per day, and other components similar to entry to fundamental healthcare and schooling. That compares with a threshold of $1.90 per day set by the World Bank to measure excessive poverty globally.
On Monday afternoon, officers in one in every of China`s poorest provinces, Guizhou, introduced that the final 9 remaining counties had been faraway from the nation`s listing of poor areas. The listing, drawn up in 2014, initially recognized 832 counties as extraordinarily poor.
Guizhou stated common per capita annual revenue within the counties had risen to 11,487 yuan. State media stated third-party auditors had visited the 9 counties to conduct last surveys this month.
Guizhou was the final province to report its latest surveys, after other provinces and areas together with Xinjiang, Guangxi, Ningxia Yunnan, Sichuan and Gansu eliminated their last counties from the listing earlier this month.