ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / SocietyHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotosChina to strengthen poverty relief in old revolutionary base areas(Xinhua) Updated:2016-02-02 01:07Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallBEIJING — China will increase poverty alleviation in old revolutionary base areas, mostly in the countrys less-developed central and western parts, to boost local growth and improve peoples livelihood, an official document said.
The revolutionary bases are regarded as the roots of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and army but have been lagging behind the countrys rapid economic progress in the past few decades due to factors such as poor infrastructure and unfavorable geographic positioning.
China hopes to change this as it wages a decisive battle against poverty with the ambitious goal of lifting its 70 million poor people above the poverty line by 2020.
A guideline released Monday by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council further showed the resolution of policymakers.
To break development bottlenecks, the government will help improve infrastructure, develop energy resources and foster special industries, as well as provide more fiscal and financial support, according to the guideline.
Transport networks, including expressways and railroads, will be expanded in the regions; electricity and web services will be improved; more water conservation projects will be built.
State-owned and private firms will be allowed to explore resources including coal, oil and shale gas in those areas, and build plants powered by clean energy, such as hydropower, wind power and solar energy.
Local governments will be encouraged to develop special farm produce and tourism.
Through those measures, the government aims to make the old revolutionary base areas prosperous by 2020, with an improved local economy and growth rate in peoples income higher than the national average.8.03KRelated StoriesTibet faces decisive poverty battle: officialGerman ecologist helps relieve poverty in SichuanPoverty causes parents to sell their childrenModern agriculture lifts Guizhou farmers out of povertyPhotoNight views of Harbin through the lensTibetans take train home after pilgrimage or travellingWorlds largest shaftless Ferris wheel built in ChinaAncient cities to be connected by Xian-Chengdu high-speed railwaySnow turns Harbin into winter wonderlandReed Catkin Festival held in WuhanSocietyPoliticsHot TopicsScience/TechBusinessCover StoryFTZ simplifies process to launch businessesJapan can offer experience, expat saysApplication for work streamlinedAwareness of law aids resolutionAir Force units explore new airspaceLow wages and lack of respect responsible for kindergarten abuse, experts sayLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchAgency ensuring natural gas supplyUN envoys trip to DPRK praised by BeijingChina moves to secure natural gas supply amid rising winter demandXi asks China, Canada to work for substantial tiesCooperation necessary for success, leaders sayLiving in space: How astronauts train, eat and workTeachers excused for lunchtime drinksWaiting for Shenzhou XICancer agent found in 44 cities drinking waterAt Ikea eatery, its no pay, no stayChina lose 2-0 to Uzbekistan in World Cup qualifier, coach Gao resignsC919 gains another 55 orders, lifting total orders to 785Services offset dip in manufacturingFintech to energize real economy, cut risksChinas Long March rockets complete 60 commercial launchesEngineers achieve breakthroughChina-made components add securityOnline shopping rings up customer complaintsImport expo to focus on advanced techSME mobile market platform receives first clientsChina top importer of US soybeansAir China opens direct route from Beijing to BarcelonaInsurance-based trust launchedDandelion helping to sow the seeds of stability for membersCover storyVisa change may boost tourism to USThe wrong side of the roadBuilding ban begins to biteVillagers call on Japan to atone for massacreMost ViewedTodays Top NewsPLA revamps command systemTeen calls for educational reform at political meetingHuge investment fraud ring smashedMillions of ethnic people bedeviled by a dot in namesMan found innocent of homicide after 23 years in prisonChina penalizes 27 over wrongful conviction caseShenzhen vows public safety driveChina to see 137 million overseas tourists in 2016Xi bids New Years greetings to non-communist parties, personagesXi urges grasp of Chinas strategic focusesImage of an injured monkey in Mount Emei went viral online, attracting attention of a wildlife organization which has come up with three plans to help it.Highlights14-year-old invited to Shenzhen two sessions as an observerA thirst for change in polluted waterwaysS Korea to issue 10-year visa to highly-educated Chinese touristsEcosystem and historical relics vital to future of cityHot TopicsTransformers stars hospital experience triggers healthcare debate Full text: Beijing Declaration of the BRICS Media Summit Chinas two-child policy puts pressure on sperm banks Ground level Rule of law Panda China youths Anti-terror drive Family planning SmogSpecial5th Plenary Session of 18th CPC Central CommitteeChina Legal Information Center…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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