China provides strong financial support for poverty alleviation: white paper

A woman weaves cloth on a loom at a rural cooperative in Zhanang county of Shannan, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, on July 6, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- The Chinese government has steadily increased funding and provided strong financial guarantee for winning the battle against poverty, said a white paper released Tuesday by China's State Council Information Office.

Investment from the central, provincial, city and county governments has totaled nearly 1.6 trillion yuan (about $244.2 billion), according to the white paper titled "Poverty Alleviation: China's Experience and Contribution."