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Research Reports on the Elimination of Poverty in China - Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province

Date : Jan.04, 2024

Research Reports on the Elimination of Poverty in China - Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province

    Wang Yongming, Ma Xueqing


    Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture is located in the upper reaches of the Yellow River and southwest of central Gansu Province. It is located in the transition zone from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to the Loess Plateau and from the westemn pastoral area to the eastern agricultural area.With harsh natural conditions and weak economic foundation,Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture is one of the“three regions and three prefectures” supported by national poverty-stricken areas,with its eight counties and cities being the key counties of poverty alleviation and development in Liupanshan. In February 2013,General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping inspected Linxia Prefecture,instructing “to bring in water, build roads, and build a new countryside”. Wang Yang, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese people's Political Consultative Conference, has come to Linxia Prefecture for three times to investigate and tackle poverty.

    Under the cordial care of General Secretary Xi Jinping and other central leaders,Linxia Prefecture paid close attention to poverty alleviationby major projects, finding jobs elsewhere,poor resident relocation,finance, improving education and nurturing of talent, supplemented the infrastructure shortage of drinking water,transportation, electricity,etc., strengthened housing security and medical security, fully stimulated the endogenous impetus of the poor by comprehensive application of “supporting morality, ambition and wisdom”. Now Linxia is striding forward towards the grand goal of “building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way, one cannot be left behind; on the road to common prosperity,one cannot be left behind”.

    Linxia Prefecture has made decisive achievements in poverty alleviation. By the end of March 2020 the poverty population decreased from 563, 200 at the end of 2013 to 32,500,and the cumulative poverty reduction was 530,700. The incidence of poverty decreased from 32.5% to 1.78%, 583 poor villages were lifted out of poverty, and 6 cities and counties were removed from the poverty list. In the next step, Linxia Prefecture will fight the deep poverty eradication battle to ensure that all the 35,200 remaining surplus rural poor people, 66 impoverished villages and 2 impoverished counties will be lifted out of poverty. Linxia Prefecture will complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects in synchronization with the whole province and the whole country.

    This reporthas eight chapters,introduces the general situation and measures of poverty alleviation work in Linxia Prefecture since the reform and opening-up, based on the relevant documents of the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture Government, through field visits, character interviews,literature research,and media information collection. It also shares typical cases and practical experience.


    targeted poverty alleviation;Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture;practice and experience