BEIJING, April 6 （Xinhua） -- China's State Council Information Office on Tuesday issued a White Paper titled "Poverty Alleviation: China's Experience and Contribution.”
The White Paper recorded the course of the Communist Party of China （CPC） has united and led the Chinese people in the great fight in eliminating extreme poverty in the past 100 years and comprehensively reflects China’s successful poverty alleviation process and the contribution towards the world’s poverty elimination. Particularly, since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, President Xi Jinping has assumed leadership, made plans, and directed the battle in person, mobilizing the whole party, the whole country, and all sectors of society to engage in this battle.
The White Paper indicated, the CPC led the people to win victory in the revolution, build the People’s Republic of China （PRC）， opening a new journey towards prosperity. The Reform and Opening Up accelerated development and poverty alleviation in China. China is in a new era and a new battle against poverty. China’s fight against poverty entered a critical stage after the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012. At the end of 2020, through eight years of hard work, China achieved the goal of eliminating extreme poverty.
The White Paper pointed out that, the battle against poverty has been another great revolution in rural China, leading to historic and comprehensive changes. The campaign saw an end to the backwardness of poverty-stricken areas, boosted overall rural development, resolved the greatest threat to the success in achieving moderate prosperity in all respects, and laid a solid foundation for building a modern socialist China and realizing the Second Centenary Goal. China has secured a complete victory in the battle against extreme poverty, eliminating overall and extreme poverty for the first time in its history of thousands of years, and realizing a century-long aspiration of the Chinese people.
The White Paper also suggested that, being the home to nearly one fifth of the world’s population, China’s complete eradication of extreme poverty - the first target of the UN 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development - 10 years ahead of schedule, is a milestone in the history of the Chinese nation and history of humankind, making an important contribution to the cause of global poverty alleviation.
The White Paper includes five chapters besides the Preface and the Conclusion: The Solemn Commitment of the CPC, Final Victory in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty, The Strategy of Targeted Poverty Alleviation, Exploring a New Path of Poverty Alleviation, and A Global Community of Shared Future Free from Poverty.
Translated by:Junyi Fan