Xi declares 'complete victory' in eradicating absolute poverty in China


Xi inspecting poverty alleviation work in a tea farm of Laoxian Township, Pingli County of Ankang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on April 21, 2020. - Xinhua

BEIJING (Xinhua): Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday (Feb25) that China has scored a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said absolute poverty has been eradicated in the world's most populous country.

Xi made the announcement while addressing a grand gathering held in Beijing to mark the country's accomplishments in poverty alleviation and honor its model poverty fighters.

Over the past eight years, the final 98.99 million impoverished rural residents living under the current poverty line have all been lifted out of poverty. All the 832 impoverished counties and 128,000 impoverished villages have been removed from the poverty list.

Since the launch of the reform and opening up in the late 1970s, 770 million impoverished rural residents have shaken off poverty when calculated in accordance with China's current poverty line.

China has contributed more than 70 per cent of global poverty reduction over the same period.

With such achievements, China has created another "miracle" that will "go down in history," Xi said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

China , poverty , eradicate , Xi Jinping

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Thailand's Covid-19 infections ease after days of record highs
Singapore: Cops seize over 40kg of drugs - record amounts of cannabis and heroin; 20 new Covid-19 cases; one local on Monday (April 19)
WHO wants richer countries to help out Philippines with vaccines as its Covid-19 total nears 950,000
Thailand: Experts explore ways to protect 'James Bond islet' from erosion
Vietnam's carmaker VinFast says considering fundraising opportunities
BYD launches new open-source EV product platform
Super Typhoon kills one in Philippines, tens of thousands flee; Covid-19 issue sprouts free food pantries in country
Ensuring safety of international trade arteries requires collective effort, says Singapore minister
India's Modi scorned over reckless rallies, religious gathering amid virus mayhem
Local uprisings emerge to challenge Myanmar's army

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers