Photo taken on February 25, 2021 shows the inauguration ceremony of the new national administration for rural vitalization in Beijing, capital of China. China unveiled a new government body for the promotion of rural vitalization on Thursday as the world’s most populous country declared an end to absolute poverty, shifting its policy focus to further boosting rural areas. The new national administration for rural vitalization is the successor to the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, which focused on overseeing China’s poverty alleviation efforts. (XINHUA)
Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua urged coordinated efforts to consolidate and promote poverty relief achievements and comprehensively boost rural vitalization, to ensure smooth transition with mechanisms and policy systems in place.
Hu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection to the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development on January 4 this year.
A good finishing touch to the battle against poverty, he said, requires completing general surveys, performance evaluations and related tasks on time.
It also involves creating a long-term mechanism for maintaining and spreading anti-poverty accomplishments, as well as enhancing monitoring and assistance to prevent a return to poverty.
To advance the shift to rural vitalization, Hu called for continued support in developing rural industries, building infrastructure and improving public services.
In addition, mechanisms targeting low-income villagers should be better designed to meet their basic needs and ensure there is no large-scale return to poverty, Hu said.
He urged in-depth research into related issues and improved work to support the transition.