Over the past four years, Xi Jinping has made more than 50 trips to China's most impoverished areas as part of his commitment to "seeing the real poverty." Will his efforts turn into real results? Can China fulfill its promise of eliminating absolute poverty by 2020?
Xi Jinping (C) talks with local villagers and cadres at Shibadong Village in Paibi Township of Huayuan County in the Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Xiangxi, central China's Hunan Province, Nov. 3, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)