Alarming photos that emerged last May of 15 Chinese schoolchildren forced to scale an 800-meter rock face on unsecured rattan ladders on their journey to and from school, drew international attention to the local area’s poverty.
Guizhou province, which is home to more impoverished residents than any other province, is stepping up efforts to lift more people out of poverty, while ensuring no damage is done to the local environment.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that the northeastern province of Liaoning must depend on the real economy to realize rejuvenation, stressing the leading role of state-owned companies.
China on Wednesday announced favorable measures to develop tourism for rural areas in poverty.
Joachim von Amsberg, vice president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said that AIIB will continue supporting ASEAN countries like Myanmar to investment in the development of their infrastructure.