Education officials, teachers and students in Shanxi province have taken education as an fundamental solution to poverty alleviation.
Shanxi launched a province-wide shopping promotion on Sept 8.
Taiyuan city will expand the education and special training of rural doctors and comprehensively improve its rural health services, to meet the growing demand for health care from countryside residents.
The central government had increased its support for the free opening of public cultural venues in Shanxi.
The first National Poverty Alleviation-oriented Vocational Skills Competition was held in Datong city in North China's Shanxi province on Aug 11-13.
Shanxi province has been focusing on training its rural laborers in vocational skills in recent years, to help them secure employment and be lifted out of poverty.
Service industry courses and profitable agriculture turns around fortunes of once-impoverished county of Tianzhen.