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Vice-premier stresses overcoming COVID-19 to fight poverty

Updated: Aug 22,2020 07:44 AM    Xinhua

BEIJING — Hu Chunhua, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Aug 21 called for solid efforts to overcome the impacts of COVID-19 and natural disasters to win the battle against poverty in an all-around way.

Hu, also chief of the State Council leading group on poverty alleviation and development, made the remarks at a video conference on poverty alleviation.

Facing challenges brought on by COVID-19 and natural disasters to win the decisive battle in poverty alleviation, the country should take stronger and more effective measures to ensure the full eradication of poverty on schedule, he said.

More should be done to minimize losses caused by natural disasters, and speed up the restoration of production and living orders in disaster-stricken poor areas, he said.

He also stressed stepping up monitoring and timely assistance to prevent people from falling back into poverty. 

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