People considered to be living below the poverty line in Tianshui, Gansu province will soon have better access to medical care services and resources.
Ma Wenming was once so poor that even using an oil-lamp was a luxury. He never expected that one day he could afford to install electric lights in his new home.
Gansu province has made huge inroads into defeating poverty since the national government declared it would eradicate it completely by 2020.
A cold autumn wind blew across the Loess Plateau in Huachi county, Gansu province, but beads of sweat were rolling down the face of Qu Shuanling in her yaodong, a type of cave dwelling common in the area.
Han Linguang,an official from Gansu,urged government officials to do more to reduce rural poverty by supporting the agricultural sector.
Electricity generated from renewable sources now accounts for 41 percent of the province's total output.