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Guangxi lifts 950,000 people out of poverty in 2017

Updated: Feb 4,2018 8:58 PM     Xinhua

NANNING — South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region lifted 950,000 people out of poverty in 2017, according to the regional government.

The autonomous region made progress in fostering the development of new industries and increased poverty alleviation funds last year.

The proportion of people living below the poverty line dropped 2.2 percentage points to 5.7 percent in 2017.

China has set 2020 as the year to finish building a moderately prosperous society and to completely eradicate poverty.