From Poverty to Prosperity

2018-10-15 09:13 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that over 700 million Chinese people have rid themselves of poverty in the past 40 years of reform and opening up, – a miracle in human history.

2018-10-17 18:03 GMT+8

Poverty alleviation has always been on the top of the agenda of the Chinese government. In Chinese President Xi Jinping's words, On the march towards common prosperity, no one must be left behind.

2018-10-17 10:34 GMT+8

Wednesday marks China's fifth National Poverty Relief Day as well as the 26th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

2018-10-17 10:52 GMT+8

China has made outstanding achievements in its targeted poverty alleviation campaign in recent years with many innovative measures being taken in various regions and industries. Poverty alleviation has therefore transcended the traditional one-size-fits-all relief model.

2018-10-16 11:32 GMT+8

Sometimes, a seemingly small difference can be a world of difference for those in need.

2018-10-19 13:22 GMT+8

I don't want to ruin your sofa, I said, with an embarrassed smile, pointing at my soiled pants – the unfortunate outcome of a fall in a muddy swamp.

2018-10-18 14:19 GMT+8

One way to lift people out of poverty is to empower them with knowledge. High-quality education provided by free public schools is crucial for low-income families, and one newly-opened school in south China's Guangdong Province is helping underprivileged children rewrite an otherwise dim future.

2018-10-18 12:47 GMT+8

E-commerce now plays an increasingly major role in China's drive to alleviate poverty, with rural entrepreneurs investing in infrastructure and logistics projects. One such startup in south China's Guangdong Province is helping those in need.

2018-10-18 11:16 GMT+8

In the new round of targeted poverty alleviation, industrial development plays a pivotal role. One village in southern Guangdong Province has found an industry that suits its conditions – growing tea. The revenue generated has lifted hundreds of villagers out of poverty. 

2018-10-18 11:01 GMT+8

Southwest China's Yunnan Province has been trying to make the best use of local landscape, to help poverty-stricken people in mountainous areas. 

2018-10-19 12:29 GMT+8

China has lifted more than 853 million rural people out of poverty over the past four decades. As the whole country is set to win the battle against absolute poverty by 2020, experts have warned that precautions should be taken to prevent people from falling back into poverty. 

2018-10-18 15:10 GMT+8

I didn't know what to expect when I returned to Shuangle Town in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Our network has been focusing on China's monumental promise to lift everyone out of poverty by the year 2020. Easing poverty typically spans generations, but China's trying to achieve it in years.

2018-10-17 15:14 GMT+8

Wormwood is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat various diseases. And it's gaining popularity among Chinese for maintaining good health. 

2018-10-17 21:51 GMT+8

I have been raising bees for 26 years. I started bee keeping before I could do much else. As bee keepers, we love bees dearly. And rainy days worry us so much. Two years ago, under the auspices of a beekeeping cooperative, we started selling honey online and stopped worrying about distribution. No matter how hard it is, we now have hope of living above poverty.

2018-10-17 14:41 GMT+8

This is a special day for 50-year-old Tian Guoqin, who lives in a village in central China's Henan Province. Once a month, she comes to pick up some daily necessities for free in the supermarket established by the local government for local residents living in poverty. 

2018-10-16 15:51 GMT+8

The geography of poverty is shifting to Sub-Saharan Africa after the phenomenal success in poverty alleviation achieved by Asia in two waves: first driven by China and the second by India, according to the Goalkeepers Data Report 2018 on the global progress of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2018-10-17 19:22 GMT+8

Editor's note: Victor Gao serves as chairman of the China Energy Security Institute and vice president of the Center for China and Globalization. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-10-18 14:34 GMT+8

Editor's note: Wang Yan is a senior specialist at the National Institute of Educational Sciences. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-10-17 12:39 GMT+8

Editor's note: Hannah Ryder is the CEO of Development Reimagined, an international development consultancy based in Beijing. The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-10-16 17:33 GMT+8

‍Editor's note: Wang Yan is a senior specialist at the National Institute of Educational Sciences. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-10-15 11:39 GMT+8

Editor's note: Dr. Tan Weiping is the deputy director-general of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC). The article reflects the author's opinion and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-08-15 19:01 GMT+8

Many Chinese people, especially those who have struggled with poverty, continue to pursue better lives and, nationally, poverty statistics continue to improve. 

2018-08-17 17:50 GMT+8

China's State Council Information Office on Tuesday invited many of the nation's disabled to share their life stories about how the government-sponsored program helped them out of poverty.

2018-10-17 15:46 GMT+8

Fruitful results have been seen since Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed the concept of targeted poverty alleviation in 2013.

2018-10-15 13:23 GMT+8

It has been almost five years since President Xi Jinping proposed the concept of targeted poverty alleviation. Through education, relocation, industry, ecological compensation and social security, millions of households with difficulties are now living better lives. 

2018-10-06 22:28 GMT+8

Ningxia, which means quiet summer in Chinese, is a popular song by famous Malaysian singer Fish Leong, and it has over four million views on YouTube. Many think, albeit mistakenly, that the song is about longing for a lost love. In fact, it's about the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China, more specifically, about a remote area in the south called Xihaigu.

2018-09-20 20:10 GMT+8

It has been one year since Tseten moved to a house in the Kangle residence area in Shiquanhe town of Gar County, Tibet's Ngari Prefecture.

2018-09-03 16:14 GMT+8

A guideline on the battle against poverty has been jointly released by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.

2018-08-19 21:04 GMT+8