From Poverty to Prosperity

2018-10-15 09:13 GMT+8

China forecasted that the number of people in rural areas lifted out of poverty in 2018 will cross 10 million, with around 280 counties to be removed from the list of the impoverished areas and 2.8 million people to be relocated.

2018-12-29 21:33 GMT+8

The extreme poverty that has existed for thousands of years for the Chinese nation is now close to being historically solved and China's tough battle against poverty has entered the most crucial stage. – Xi Jinping

2018-12-24 12:55 GMT+8

China has achieved significant and decisive progress in the tough battle against poverty, Vice Premier Hu Chunhua said at the National Meeting on Poverty Reduction and Development held in Beijing on Thursday and Friday.

2018-12-28 21:55 GMT+8

Important progress has been made in poverty alleviation efforts by Chinese enterprises, a blue paper released on Wednesday has concluded. 

2018-12-05 15:09 GMT+8

The quality of a moderately well-off society and socialist modernization is decided by whether rural areas are strong, beautiful and rich. – Xi Jinping

2018-12-28 08:17 GMT+8

China has made progress in addressing poverty, healthcare provision and climate change, top United Nations officials past and present have told CGTN, issues that go hand in glove with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda. 

2018-12-20 18:34 GMT+8

China has vowed to end extreme poverty by 2020. Across rural China, hundreds of billions of yuan are being spent and millions of officials have been mobilized in a massive poverty alleviation campaign. 

2018-12-20 15:44 GMT+8

‍“Just relying on agricultural sector is not easy for most people to solve the problem of poverty. Therefore, job issue is very critical for those people who live in poverty. By industrialization and urbanization, a lot of people could have job opportunities in urban areas, especially in the SMEs, so they can have higher income than agricultural sector. Therefore, poverty reduction is more and more popular,” said Professor Zhang Jianping, director general at the Center for Regional Economic Cooperation, China's Ministry of Commerce.

2018-11-02 22:28 GMT+8

For someone born and raised in a metropolitan city, I unabashedly admit that I used to be pretty out of touch with the subject of poverty. Despite reading all the social theories about the cause of poverty back in college, it is only after I became a TV reporter that I started to see things in perspective. 

2018-12-26 16:32 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

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that eliminating poverty, the number one goal of the UN Millennium Development Goals, had been achieved thanks to the development of China.

2018-12-11 19:48 GMT+8

Throughout its 40 years of reform and opening-up, China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty. As a historic achievement, China’s poverty alleviation is recognized by other developing countries, especially in Africa. 

2018-11-24 15:08 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

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim addressed the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Monday.

2018-11-05 15:36 GMT+8

Chinese forestry authority has helped bring about the anti-poverty cooperation between forestry companies and less developed counties in the country's southern and southwestern regions.

2018-12-26 18:38 GMT+8

The spotlight is on Li Zhongkai, a 38-year-old village official from southwestern China's Yunnan province. A photo of him, with his hair more than half white has captured many netizens' attention. An intense online discussion was generated around the discrepancy between his appearance and his age. Media reports suggest that his heavy workload in poverty-relief may have contributed to his fast aging. 

2018-11-27 21:51 GMT+8

Helping those in need is a priority in Chinese social work, particularly in remote rural areas. In Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, efforts are being made, to help people move from inhospitable places to better surroundings, while also protecting the environment.

2018-10-21 21:10 GMT+8

The citrus industry is booming in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the growth is playing a big part in the region's efforts to eliminate poverty by 2020. CGTN reporters visited a citrus orchard and met the farmers.

2018-12-12 17:36 GMT+8

Poverty is a global issue, and beating it is something that other countries can learn from China. Beijing is co-hosting a two-day international forum on poverty alleviation with the World Bank, with the theme of building a community with a shared future for mankind. Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also sent their congratulatory letters, which were read at the forum's opening ceremony on Thursday. 

2018-11-02 07:49 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

The 24th Wanshou Forum, co-chaired by the International Department, CPC Central Committee (IDCPCCC) and Renmin University of China, commenced in Beijing on October 24, 2018.

2018-11-01 11:08 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

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

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was impressed with China's achievements in reform and opening-up, as well as poverty reduction during his visit in Beijing on Friday. 

2018-11-03 20:17 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

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated that the country will eradicate absolute poverty by 2020 in a congratulatory letter to an international forum on China's reform and opening-up and poverty alleviation, which opened in Beijing on Thursday.

2018-11-01 20:45 GMT+8

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

2018-10-19 13:22 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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