Xi warns officials against filching away poverty-alleviation funds
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China's new leader Xi Jinping Sunday visited impoverished villages close to Beijing and warned officials that embezzlement of poverty-alleviation funds is an "intolerable crime".
Waiting in the wings to take over as President next March, Xi, who succeeded Hu Jintao as General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China said policies designed to support agriculture, rural areas and farmers and alleviate poverty must be implemented fully.
He called the embezzlement of poverty-alleviation funds an "intolerable crime", state-run Xinhua news agency reported. "A well-off China won't come if people in rural areas can't live a well-off life," he said.
"The most arduous and heavy task facing China in completing the building of a moderately prosperous society is in the rural areas, especially the poverty-stricken regions," Xi said.
He visited farmers' homes in the villages of Luotuowan and Gujiatai in Longquanguan Township to get a first-hand look at people's lives there, state run Xinhua news agency reported.
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