Premier Li Qiang advocates for sustained poverty alleviation efforts during Guizhou visit

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Premier Li Qiang

25th April 2024 – (Guizhou) On a recent visit to Guizhou Province in southwest China, Premier Li Qiang emphasised the need for ongoing governmental action to solidify and enhance the progress made in poverty alleviation across the region. His visit, which included stops in several key locations, underscored the central government’s commitment to preventing a resurgence of poverty and spurring economic development in rural areas.

During his tour on 24th April, 2024, Premier Li, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, visited various developmental projects. His itinerary included a residential community in Kaili City, an industrial demonstration park in Majiang County, and a vocational school in Taijiang County. These locations are emblematic of the diverse strategies being employed to tackle poverty and stimulate economic growth.

In Kaili, the Premier interacted with local residents, gaining insights into the effectiveness of current poverty alleviation initiatives and the challenges that remain. Moving to Majiang, he examined the role of industrial parks in creating job opportunities and contributing to sustainable economic practices. The visit to a vocational school in Taijiang highlighted the importance of education in equipping rural populations with the skills needed for today’s labour market.

A significant focus of Premier Li’s remarks was on the necessity of continuous government support to prevent those recently lifted out of poverty from slipping back under the threshold. He advocated for policies that would ensure long-term sustainability rather than temporary relief, thereby securing the achievements made so far.

Moreover, Premier Li pointed out the need for fostering new economic drivers in rural areas. He stressed the importance of cultivating a skilled workforce that can meet the demands of the modern market, suggesting that education and training programs be aligned more closely with future employment trends.