A new book was unveiled during the 2020 International Seminar on
Global Poverty Reduction Partnerships in Gansu province in November,
highlighting successful cases as a reference for global poverty relief.
The Way Forward 2020: Stories of Poverty Reduction in China was
compiled by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China and the
China Internet Information Center and published by Foreign Languages
The book presents 25 poverty alleviation stories by 11 writers from
various countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and
The stories cover 15 regions across China including Fujian, Guizhou,
Shandong, Shanxi, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi, Hunan, Yunnan and Gansu
provinces, as well as Beijing and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
The stories provide a multifaceted showcase of China's poverty
reduction work through environmental protection, e-commerce, technology,
finance and tourism, and share the country's successful experiences in
Gilbert F. Houngbo, president of the International Fund for
Agricultural Development says in his preface to the book that China's
achievements in poverty relief can help motivate other countries and
provide them with valuable experience.
"I hope that this book contributes to the shared and rich knowledge
and experience of China's successful poverty reduction story, and serves
as a source of inspiration to other countries to achieve sustainable
rural development and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals," he
Gao Anming, vice-president and editor-in-chief of the China
International Publishing Group, announced a list of the 34 best case
studies from the Global Solicitation on Best Poverty Reduction Practices
(Second Call) during the seminar.
The Global Solicitation on Best Poverty Reduction Practices (Second
Call) was jointly launched by the World Bank, the Asian Development
Bank, the International Poverty Reduction Center in China, the China
Internet Information Center, and three Rome-based agencies of the United
Nations－the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,
the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food
Programme－in mid-October 2019.
Its aim is to solicit poverty reduction case studies from all over
the world, so as to share best practices in poverty alleviation through
real-life cases and promote international cooperation and exchanges in
Nearly 500 cases from 30 countries were submitted for the second call
and another list of 100 excellent case studies is scheduled to be
released in 2021.
In addition, a half-hour-long sale of produce from poor areas was
livestreamed on Juhuasuan, the group-buying arm of e-commerce giant
Alibaba, on the eve of the international seminar, with several foreign
Five minutes after its opening of the livestream, 6.5 metric tons of
apples from Gansu's Lixian county were sold. The county recently freed
itself from the label of absolute poverty.
Marielza Oliveira, FAO Representative ad interim in China, said that
livestreaming not only provided high-quality agricultural products to
consumers in China and other countries at favorable prices; it also
promoted poverty alleviation.