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01.28.2014 18:27

Central Gov't Preparing New Approach to Poverty Fight, Official Says

Reforms said to include ways to remove counties from special list that makes them eligible for subsidies
By staff reporter Shi Rui

(Beijing) – The State Council and the Ministry of Finance are working on policies to better handle poverty alleviation efforts at the county level and they will be released soon, a central government official said on January 27.

Wang Guoliang, deputy director of the cabinet's Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, said the policies would include setting up a mechanism that would eventually remove counties from an official poverty list, allowing subsidies to benefit people who really need them.

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