Top political advisor stresses poverty alleviation in Tibet

The news was updated on August 23, 2019.

China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has underlined the efforts to win the battle against poverty in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region.

Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks during a research trip from Monday to Wednesday in Tibet.

While notable progress has been made in Tibet’s poverty alleviation campaign, more efforts should be made to sustain the achievements, Wang stressed.

On top of making sure that people are kept warm and fed, more efforts should be made to ensure they are covered by compulsory education, basic medical care and safe housing, he said.

Authorities should focus on consolidating the poverty relief results, making efforts to prevent people from returning to poverty after being lifted out of it, Wang said.

Local specialty industries such as tourism and clean energy should be further developed while economic development should be in line with environmental protection and resource conservation, he said.

He also called for more coordination in poverty relief, religious work and the fight against separatism.

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