Sometimes the pressure of Li Ping’s job is so great that he can’t sleep at night.
Li was transferred to a remote, mountainous corner of southwestern China in 2016 with a mission to help raise the community out of poverty.
Today, Xide county in Sichuan province – the area under Li’s jurisdiction – is on the verge of officially reaching the goal.
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Xide is one of seven counties in the western part of Sichuan that is still under the poverty line and the community is waiting to hear back from higher levels of government to know if it met the target.
But that does not mean the worry is over.
“I am just anxious whether we have used all the poverty alleviation funds efficiently and wisely,” Li said.