those living in poverty who remain – 560,000 people – will be moved to new homes this year, according to Sun Zhig

ang, secretary of the Guizhou Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China. Sun made the remark in Beij

ing in March while attending the annual plenary session of the National People’s Congress, the country top legislature.

Guizhou has aimed high in its poverty fight in a bid to help reach the natio

n’s goal of lifting all people out of poverty by 2020. This year, a total of 1.1 million residen

ts are expected to escape poverty, Guizhou Governor Shen Yiqin said at the provincial people’s congress in January.

Shen said Guizhou will provide 160,000 homes for relocated residents this year, addin

g that the local government is planning to appropriate 17 billion yuan to fund the process.

Shiqian county in Tongren – to which more than 700 residents moved in 2018 – has built kinderg

artens and primary schools near residential communities, and more service centers are expected soon.

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