China’s precision #poverty relief strategy enlightens world 

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

xi jingpingThe “targeted poverty alleviation” strategy launched by China has not only managed to bring numerous Chinese people out of poverty, but has also provided enlightenment to other countries, writes Sun Tianren.

“We should not forget the fact that China has contributed the most in world poverty alleviation in the past decade,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Munich, Germany. He added that in light of the fragile international environment, development is an important channel to prevent conflicts.

China, with an over 1.3 billion population, has lifted more people out of poverty than any other country in the world, and is one of the first countries which achieved the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Over the past three decades, more than 700 million people in China have been lifted out of poverty, accounting for more than 70% of the world’s total. The number of impoverished people in rural areas was reduced to 55.75 million by 2015.

Chinese President Xi Jinping came up with the “targeted poverty reduction” strategy soon after assuming office, vowing to alleviate impoverished people in rural areas and poverty-stricken counties under the current standard by 2020. To realize the goal, China has established a 5-level responsibility pattern that covers provinces, cities, counties, townships and villages.

From 2013 to 2016, China has lifted more than 10 million people out of poverty every year, 55.64 million people in all. The living standard of rural residents in poverty-stricken areas has been improved greatly.

China’s “targeted poverty reduction” strategy, to be more specific, means more targeted support subjects, proper project arrangement, precise capital allocation, exact policy implementation and personnel assignment as well as specific results, so that the benefits of each policy can be brought to the recipients themselves. No one should be left behind.

The strategy not only opened up a new landscape for China’s poverty alleviation work, but offered enlightenment for other developing countries.

A series of initiatives proposed by Xi, including accelerating global poverty reduction, strengthening cooperation in poverty reduction, realizing diverse, independent and sustainable development and improving the global development environment have been embraced by the UN and developing countries.

China also takes an active part in launching South-South cooperation by providing assistance to other developing countries, especially the least developed countries to eliminate poverty. Over the past 60 years, China has offered nearly 400 billion yuan ($58.27 billion) and dispatched more than 600,000 aid personnel to 166 countries and international organizations, statistics indicated.

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