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Northwest China's Gansu shakes off poverty

21 Nov 2020, 16:05 GMT+10

Ma Semai (2nd R) and her colleagues exchange embroidery skills at an embroidery workshop in Daban Town of Dongxiang Autonomous County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Gansu Province, May 30, 2020. (Photo by Ma Xiping/Xinhua)

LANZHOU, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Gansu Province has lifted its all 75 impoverished counties out of poverty, the provincial government announced Saturday.

The last eight poverty-stricken counties in the prefectural areas of Linxia, Longnan, Dingxi and Qingyang, respectively, have been removed from the poverty list.

In its bid to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects, China plans to eradicate absolute poverty by the end of this year. ■

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