Xi visited about 20 provinces and 180 villages to inspect poverty eradication programs since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in November 2012
Resolve to win the battle of poverty alleviation by lifting all 70 million impoverished people out of poverty by 2020
Contiguous poor regions across the country

Dec 29-30, 2012
Hebei province

"I came here to see what your life look like. I want to see your true living condition,"
Xi Jinping said while meeting with Tang Rongbin, a resident in Luotuowan village.
Braving chilly weather around minus 10 degrees Celsius, Xi visited homes of farmers at Luotuowan and Gujiatai villages in Fuping county, North China's Hebei province, a couple of days before the New Year. Nestled in steep mountains, Fuping is among China's most impoverished counties. It has an annual net per capita income of 2,400 yuan ($390).
"The most arduous task facing China in completing the building of a moderately prosperous society is in rural areas, especially poverty-stricken regions," Xi said.