Editor’s note: Poverty relief has always been on the top of the government agenda since the 19th National Congress of the Central Party Committee. As one of the major forces for poverty alleviation, the central State-owned enterprises (SOEs) shall actively fulfill social responsibilities and provide human resources, physical goods as well as financial assistance to poverty-stricken areas. Meanwhile, central SOEs are supposed to explore an innovative model for targeted and industry-oriented poverty relief, and promote the infrastructure and public services in areas of deep poverty. Training people to acquire in-demand skills in the labor market in areas of deep poverty is as vital as central SOEs’ poverty relief efforts. Central SOEs shall try hard to encourage the internal impetus that drives poverty alleviation and achieve long-term sustainable growth.

From now on, the website of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council will release a series of special reports themed with “Central SOEs and Poverty Alleviation”, which focus on optimizing the central SOEs’ industrial advantages and innovating a new approach for poverty alleviation in the long-run.