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China maps out rural poverty alleviation for next decade

(Xinhua)

13:02, November 29, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Senior Chinese leaders convened on Tuesday to map out efforts to alleviate poverty in the country's rural areas over the next decade as the government tries to narrow a widening wealth gap.

The two-day working conference on poverty alleviation held by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will study the implementation of the Outline for Development-oriented Poverty Reduction for China's Rural Areas (2011-2020).

The outline is expected to be unveiled after the conference, the first of its kind since the last such conference was held in 2001, when the rural poverty-alleviation plan for the 2001-2010 period was announced.

The government has a goal of providing adequate food and clothing for poverty-stricken people while ensuring their access to compulsory education, basic medical services and housing by 2020, an official in charge of poverty reduction said earlier this month.

The widening wealth gaps between urban and rural areas, different regions and between the rich and poor in China were worrisome, said Fan Xiaojian, head of the Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development under the State Council.

The average per capita income of China's urban residents was 3.23 times that of rural residents in 2010, he said in an interview with Xinhua.

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