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China steps up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods in 2020


A girl reads a book at the bookstore of a relocation site in Zheng'an County of Zunyi City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 18, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)

A girl reads a book at the bookstore of a relocation site in Zheng’an County of Zunyi City, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Oct. 18, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)

Liu Yue'e, who moved from a flood-prone area near the Yellow River to a relocation community, works at a plant in Dongkou Township of Juancheng County, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 22, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

Liu Yue’e, who moved from a flood-prone area near the Yellow River to a relocation community, works at a plant in Dongkou Township of Juancheng County, east China’s Shandong Province, Sept. 22, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

Liang Anhe (L) and his wife Liang Yingmi pose for a photo on their way home with harvested crops in Wuying Village, which lies on the border between south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and southwest China's Guizhou Province, Sept. 10, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Liang Anhe (L) and his wife Liang Yingmi pose for a photo on their way home with harvested crops in Wuying Village, which lies on the border between south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Sept. 10, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Teacher Wei Xuxi gives a lesson at Shuanggui Primary School in Ertang Township of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 19, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

Teacher Wei Xuxi gives a lesson at Shuanggui Primary School in Ertang Township of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 19, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

The 109-year-old Sonam Drolma (R) interacts with her sister in Reguo Village of Gyaca County in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 24, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

The 109-year-old Sonam Drolma (R) interacts with her sister in Reguo Village of Gyaca County in Shannan, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 24, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

Children play at a kindergarten in Lingkou Township of Luonan County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Aug. 25, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Children play at a kindergarten in Lingkou Township of Luonan County, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, Aug. 25, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

A worker examines products at a guitar industrial park in Zheng'an County of Zunyi, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 18, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)

A worker examines products at a guitar industrial park in Zheng’an County of Zunyi, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Oct. 18, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)

Ge Fugui (1st R), a 66-year-old gateball aficionado, enjoys a friendship game with teammates in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 23, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Ma Kai)

Ge Fugui (1st R), a 66-year-old gateball aficionado, enjoys a friendship game with teammates in Urumqi, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 23, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Ma Kai)

Students have a class at the Qamdo Experimental Primary School in Qamdo, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 5, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Students have a class at the Qamdo Experimental Primary School in Qamdo, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 5, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Doctor Luo Mu measures blood pressure for a villager in Cuiwei Village of Longli County, Qiannan Buyi-Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 18, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

Doctor Luo Mu measures blood pressure for a villager in Cuiwei Village of Longli County, Qiannan Buyi-Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Aug. 18, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 26, 2020 shows residents exercising at a basketball court in Beibei District of southwest China's Chongqing. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Photo by Qin Tingfu/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 26, 2020 shows residents exercising at a basketball court in Beibei District of southwest China’s Chongqing. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Photo by Qin Tingfu/Xinhua)

A child plays at a kindergarten in Yandongjiao Village of Zhenxiong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 11, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

A child plays at a kindergarten in Yandongjiao Village of Zhenxiong County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Nov. 11, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

The 63-year-old Xin Lihua dances while recording a lesson on video at a public cultural service center in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, April 15, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)

The 63-year-old Xin Lihua dances while recording a lesson on video at a public cultural service center in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, April 15, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)

Graduates attend a job fair at Hainan University in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 25, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Graduates attend a job fair at Hainan University in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 25, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Yu Wulin of Nu ethnic group shares the scenery of Nujiang Valley via live streaming from his home stay in Laomudeng Village in Fugong County, Lisu Autonomous Prefecture of Nujiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 3, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

Yu Wulin of Nu ethnic group shares the scenery of Nujiang Valley via live streaming from his home stay in Laomudeng Village in Fugong County, Lisu Autonomous Prefecture of Nujiang, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Nov. 3, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

A resident uses a smart device at an administrative self-service center in Dachang Hui Autonomous County of Langfang, north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 20, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Wang Xiao)

A resident uses a smart device at an administrative self-service center in Dachang Hui Autonomous County of Langfang, north China’s Hebei Province, Aug. 20, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Wang Xiao)

People visit the 5G communication services exhibition area during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 7, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Lu Peng)

People visit the 5G communication services exhibition area during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 7, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Lu Peng)

The 27-year-old teacher Peng Youxing escorts students home after school in Zhijin County of Bijie City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Sept. 16, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Photo by Shang Yujie/Xinhua)

The 27-year-old teacher Peng Youxing escorts students home after school in Zhijin County of Bijie City, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Sept. 16, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Photo by Shang Yujie/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 12, 2020 shows a view of Azitan Village in Zho'nyin County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Gansu Province. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 12, 2020 shows a view of Azitan Village in Zho’nyin County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Gansu Province. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Children have fun in “Dove Lane” in the old town Tuancheng of Hotan City, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 27, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Sadat)

Aerial photo taken on June 14, 2020 shows a relocation site by the Gaqu River in Chido Township of Dengqen County in Qamdo, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Tian Jinwen)

Aerial photo taken on June 14, 2020 shows a relocation site by the Gaqu River in Chido Township of Dengqen County in Qamdo, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Tian Jinwen)

Huang Yicheng (R), a student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University, demonstrates how to make a hospital appointment via mobile phone to a senior resident at a community in Haidian District, Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 8, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people's livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people's concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

Huang Yicheng (R), a student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University, demonstrates how to make a hospital appointment via mobile phone to a senior resident at a community in Haidian District, Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 8, 2020. The year 2020 is a juncture where China is wrapping up the plan for the 2016-2020 period and preparing for its next master plan. In 2020, China stepped up efforts to shore up weak links regarding people’s livelihoods. A slew of measures has been rolled out to address people’s concerns in employment, education, basic medical services, the elderly care, housing, public services, etc. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

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