Xi stresses perseverance in fight against povertyeneral secretar

 President Xi Jinping on Thursday called for perseverance in the fight against poverty as t

here are only two years left for the country to meet its goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020.

“There should be no retreat until a complete victory is won,” said Xi, also general secreta

ry of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.

He made the remarks when joining deliberation with deputies from Gansu provin

ce at the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress, China’s national legislature.

resident Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of t

he Central Military Commission, shakes hands with a lawmaker from Gansu province on Mar

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