Date
15 October 2018

Cabinet orders close watch on poverty funds, paper says

The central government has ordered stricter monitoring of poverty relief funds to protect the interests of people in need, China Daily reported Wednesday. These funds are life-saving money for the poor and a driver for development of poverty-stricken regions, the report said, citing information from an executive meeting of the State Council. A recent audit found that such funds have been misused by some local governments due to a lack of supervision, the report said. The government has pledged tough punishment for offenders.

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