Xi Jinping, on a visit to southwest China last week, where he went to see how poverty reduction plans were progressing. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping tells Chinese officials to ‘finish the journey’ and shifts focus back to fight against poverty

  • China’s president urges officials to redouble efforts to meet next year’s targets for tackling poverty and pollution
  • Last year emphasis shifted to keeping the economy on track, but latest comments suggest major policy drives have returned to centre stage
Topic |   China economy

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Xi Jinping, on a visit to southwest China last week, where he went to see how poverty reduction plans were progressing. Photo: Xinhua
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Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.

Frank Tang

Frank Tang

Frank Tang joined the SCMP in 2016 after a decade of China economy coverage and government policy analysis.

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.