Xi Calls to Extend Benefits to China's Poverty-Stricken Areas

  • March 8, 2014
  • By Zhu Ningzhu
  • Editor: Cindy Yang
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Xi Calls to Extend Benefits to China's Poverty-Stricken Areas
Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, talks with female deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2014. [Xinhua/Liu Weibing]
Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 7, 2014 called for efforts to extend benefits to people living in the country's poverty-stricken areas.

He made the remarks while joining lawmakers from southwest China's Guizhou Province in examination of the government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, on March 5, 2014.

Xi urged innovation in the province's development strategies and called on Guizhou to exert its late-mover advantages.

"The selection of industries in the development should be in line with the local conditions," he said.

He also urged the simultaneous development of economy, society and the environment.

Guizhou is one of the poorest provinces in China.

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