China strives to get through the bottleneck of Poverty Alleviation by restricting consumption
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 15 Nov (Reporter an Bei)-Meng Wei, spokesman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said on 15 November that China will strive to break through the prominent "bottleneck" restricting consumer poverty alleviation. We will vigorously implement a comprehensive demonstration of e-commerce in rural areas and achieve full coverage of poverty-stricken counties at the national level. Speed up the "express delivery to the countryside" project, township express network coverage increased to more than 95%.
At a news conference held on the same day, Meng Wei said that China will deepen the pilot of universal telecommunications services and promote the proportion of broadband access in poor villages to more than 98 percent. We will promote chain operation and logistics distribution networks to extend to rural areas and open up the "last kilometer" of agricultural products.
Prior to this, the General Office of the State Council issued the "guidance on deepening consumption Poverty Alleviation efforts to win the fight against Poverty." Meng Wei said that by strengthening the top-level design, efforts should be made to build a policy system to support consumer poverty alleviation. We will give full play to the role of counterpart support and the cooperative mechanism for poverty alleviation in the eastern and western regions, and guide provinces and cities to vigorously promote consumer poverty alleviation. We will hold a forum of mayors on poverty alleviation by consumption in 2019, sum up and exchange good practices and experiences of various regions and departments in promoting poverty alleviation by consumption, and discuss new ways and measures to further mobilize the whole society to participate in poverty alleviation by consumption. Set up a public welfare platform to serve the production and marketing of agricultural products in poor areas.
She said that by supporting poor areas to create demonstration parks for rural industrial integration and development, we will promote the integration of primary, secondary and tertiary industries. We will speed up the improvement of facilities and facilities in scenic spots in poor areas and promote the upgrading of rural tourism. Establish a "green channel" for food certification in poor areas, and support a large number of green food enterprises, organic enterprises and geographical indication products to become bigger and stronger. At the same time, we should strengthen publicity and guidance and strive to create a good atmosphere to support consumer poverty alleviation.