Politics VIEW: So near, so far—Banishing poverty in China in 2020 Updated : August 11, 2020 05:47 AM IST As its self-imposed deadline for poverty alleviation looms larger, the Chinese State will have to reckon with the problems beyond the pandemic. In 2016, Chairman Xi Jinping had declared that poverty is one of the three battles that China faced and drew up a plan for rural revitalisation. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.