Northwest China’s Gansu shakes off poverty

LANZHOU, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Northwest China’s Gansu Province has lifted its all 75 impoverished counties out of poverty, the provincial government announced Saturday.

The last eight poverty-stricken counties in the prefectural areas of Linxia, Longnan, Dingxi and Qingyang, respectively, have been removed from the poverty list.

In its bid to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects, China plans to eradicate absolute poverty by the end of this year.

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