Xi calls for advancing world poverty alleviation process
Pub Date:20-12-15 08:38 Source:China Daily
China stands ready to work with all countries in promoting the
process of international poverty reduction and building a community with
a shared future for mankind, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.
In a message to the International Forum on Sharing Poverty Reduction
Experience, which opened on Monday in Beijing, Xi called on participants
to deepen exchanges of poverty reduction experience, build broad
consensus and boost confidence so as to contribute wisdom and strength
to accelerating the international poverty alleviation process.
Poverty elimination is a dream shared by all people, he said, noting
that poverty reduction efforts still face severe challenges as the
COVID-19 pandemic rages globally.
The Communist Party of China and the Chinese government have been
striving through arduous, long-term efforts toward the goal of making
sure the Chinese people have a good life, Xi said.
In an initiative based on previous efforts, China launched in 2012 a
comprehensive poverty relief battle that was the world's biggest and
Through eight years of sustained work, the country has lifted its
entire population of rural impoverished residents, under the current
income standard, out of poverty, Xi said.
China has now removed all poor counties from its poverty list, and
nearly 100 million poor people in rural areas have been lifted out of
poverty, he said, calling it a major contribution to global poverty
The president pledged that China will continue to advance its poverty
alleviation achievements, make more substantial progress in common
prosperity for everyone, and improve people's livelihoods.
A new study published by the United Nations Development Programme in
December found that an additional 207 million people worldwide could be
pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe long-term impact
of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to over 1