China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Tuesday warned against formalism and bureaucracy in poverty alleviation to ensure the decisions and plans of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee can be fully implemented to win the battle against poverty in all respects.
Frauds in poverty alleviation will be severely punished, said Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
He made the remarks when visiting the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development for research and discussion.
The sense of responsibility and urgency in winning the decisive battle in poverty alleviation should be enhanced, while blind optimism, fatigue and muddling through mentality should be avoided, he said.
More should be done to help the disadvantaged find jobs elsewhere, alleviate poverty through consumption, and speed up the resumption of poverty alleviation projects to make up for the losses caused by the epidemic, Wang said.