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In this combo photo, the upper part taken by Yang Wenbin on Nov. 5, 2019 shows the aerial view of Yaoshan Minzu primary school, and the lower part of a file photo provided by local government showing the school's previous look, in Libo County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua)


GUIYANG, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China has achieved the feat of removing all remaining counties from the country's poverty list.

The last nine impoverished counties, all in southwest China's Guizhou Province, have eliminated absolute poverty, the provincial government announced on Monday. This means that all 832 registered poor counties in China have shaken off poverty.

Guizhou, which used to be a provincial-level region with the biggest population of poor people, has lifted more than 9 million people out of poverty since 2012.

In this combo photo, the upper part taken by Yang Wenbin on March 31, 2020 shows villagers walking on the new road of Zhenyou Village and the lower part provided by Guizhou Bridge Construction Group shows its previous look on Dec. 3, 2016, in Congjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua)

In this combo photo, the upper part taken on June 6, 2019 by Yang Wenbin shows the new look of the Ameiqituo Town and the lower part taken on Jan. 15, 2018 by Chen Yalin shows the Sanbao Village before relocation in Qinglong County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua)

In this combo photo, the upper aerial photo shows students walking on a road near a cliff in Hachongzu Village on April 27, 2018, and the lower aerial photo shows students of Hachongzu Village walking to a new school from their resettlement area in Qianxi County on May 7, 2018, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

In this combo photo, the upper part taken by Yang Wenbin on March 31, 2020 shows villagers walking on a new road in Zhenyou Village of Jiamian Township, and the lower part provided by Guizhou Bridge Construction Group showing the roads in the village on Dec. 3, 2016, in Congjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua)

In this combo photo, the upper part shows the aerial view of new look of Hanglong Village taken on July 24, 2019 and the lower file photo shows its previous look, in Pingtang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

In this combo photo, the upper aerial photo taken by Yang Wenbin on Nov. 5, 2019 shows the new resettlement area for ecological immigrants in Yaoshan Township; and lower part file photo shows the old thatched house in Yaoshan Township of Libo County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua)

In this combo photo, the upper aerial photo taken on June 6, 2019 by Yang Wenbin shows the new look of the Ameiqituo Town and the lower aerial photo taken in 2017 by Wen Sen shows the Sanbao Village before relocation in Qinglong County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua)


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