CHINA China's Xinjiang shakes off absolute poverty

CHINA

China's Xinjiang shakes off absolute poverty

Xinhua

21:24, November 14, 2020

Staff work on the production line at a digital electronic industrial park of Qira Tianjin industrial park in Qira County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 4, 2020. In a historic feat, China's Xinjiang has bidden farewell to absolute poverty. The last 10 impoverished counties in Xinjiang have managed to end absolute poverty, the regional government announced Saturday. The 10 counties, including Shache County, Moyu County and Akto County, are no longer impoverished counties by official standards, the local government said in an online statement. All the 10 counties are in southern Xinjiang, where the country's largest desert is located. Local people used to have limited access to stable income and public services due to the harsh natural environment and poor infrastructure. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Students read books at a middle school in Akto County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 25, 2020. In a historic feat, China's Xinjiang has bidden farewell to absolute poverty. The last 10 impoverished counties in Xinjiang have managed to end absolute poverty, the regional government announced Saturday.The 10 counties, including Shache County, Moyu County and Akto County, are no longer impoverished counties by official standards, the local government said in an online statement. All the 10 counties are in southern Xinjiang, where the country's largest desert is located. Local people used to have limited access to stable income and public services due to the harsh natural environment and poor infrastructure. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Workers make carpets at a plant in Lop County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 2, 2020. In a historic feat, China's Xinjiang has bidden farewell to absolute poverty. The last 10 impoverished counties in Xinjiang have managed to end absolute poverty, the regional government announced Saturday. The 10 counties, including Shache County, Moyu County and Akto County, are no longer impoverished counties by official standards, the local government said in an online statement. All the 10 counties are in southern Xinjiang, where the country's largest desert is located. Local people used to have limited access to stable income and public services due to the harsh natural environment and poor infrastructure. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 20, 2020 shows a water supply plant in Qira County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. In a historic feat, China's Xinjiang has bidden farewell to absolute poverty. The last 10 impoverished counties in Xinjiang have managed to end absolute poverty, the regional government announced Saturday. The 10 counties, including Shache County, Moyu County and Akto County, are no longer impoverished counties by official standards, the local government said in an online statement. All the 10 counties are in southern Xinjiang, where the country's largest desert is located. Local people used to have limited access to stable income and public services due to the harsh natural environment and poor infrastructure. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

A resident visits his new home at a relocation site in Yecheng County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 19, 2019. In a historic feat, China's Xinjiang has bidden farewell to absolute poverty. The last 10 impoverished counties in Xinjiang have managed to end absolute poverty, the regional government announced Saturday. The 10 counties, including Shache County, Moyu County and Akto County, are no longer impoverished counties by official standards, the local government said in an online statement. All the 10 counties are in southern Xinjiang, where the country's largest desert is located. Local people used to have limited access to stable income and public services due to the harsh natural environment and poor infrastructure. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Workers make nang, a local flatbread, at a poverty alleviation base in Yutian County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 26, 2019. In a historic feat, China's Xinjiang has bidden farewell to absolute poverty. The last 10 impoverished counties in Xinjiang have managed to end absolute poverty, the regional government announced Saturday. The 10 counties, including Shache County, Moyu County and Akto County, are no longer impoverished counties by official standards, the local government said in an online statement. All the 10 counties are in southern Xinjiang, where the country's largest desert is located. Local people used to have limited access to stable income and public services due to the harsh natural environment and poor infrastructure. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

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