What does China's battle against poverty mean for the country?
100 million - By 2020, when China completes its poverty reduction target, 100 million people will no longer be impoverished. The country will for the first time have achieved its target to eliminate extreme poverty. China will meet the poverty eradication target set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations 10 years ahead of schedule.
10 million -- From 2013 to 2019, the number of poor people decreased by more than 10 million every year for seven consecutive years. The impoverished population had fallen to 5.51 million by the end of 2019 from 98.99 million in 2012. As the world's most populous and largest developing country, China has achieved amazing results battling poverty with decades of relentless efforts. Chinese President Xi Jinping said that lifting all of China's poor citizens out of poverty is something that has always been on his mind and to which he devotes much of his work. No one shall be left behind in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
How did China achieve its goals?
Eight years ago, China started sweeping actions with better-targeted measures to tackle poverty. Five years ago, it launched a battle against poverty and has stepped up its efforts accordingly.
The Chinese-style poverty reduction methods, which encompass a wide range of solutions, such as relocating people from inhospitable areas to places with better economic prospects, supporting local businesses, developing e-commerce programs, and spurring consumption, reflect China's institutional strength and grassroots wisdom.
In a message to the 2017 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum in Beijing, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said "targeted poverty reduction strategies are the only way to reach those farthest behind and achieve the ambitious targets set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
Even today, more than 800 million people worldwide still live in poverty, and they need help. China's poverty-reduction journey may shed some light on the global cause to eradicate poverty, which is the exact reason we are bringing this exhibition to you. China is willing to share its practices in poverty reduction and work with people of other countries to build a global community with a shared future and make our world a better place.
Helen H. Haibil
Sulu State College
In the exhibit I've learned a lot, and I enjoyed myself specially in a game questions. Thank you so much.
Maria Aliah Reyes
It was a great experience to learn more about the cultures and strategies of another country in eradicating poverty. Through this virtual exhibit, we can adapt state-of-the-art solutions on how to improve our education system, health, and livelihood programs, that could make it accessible especially for indigenous people living in isolated areas. It is a sad reality that the natural environment is being compromised by industrialization and increasing human population, but by building a sustainable society, we can achieve ecological and economical balance for a better future.
Jed Isaac A. Cornel
of the Philippines
Good, exciting, and very tensed.
Alyssa Faye A. Allejos
Philippine Normal University
I really enjoyed this virtual experience. I am thankful for the opportunity to discover and learn more about China and its culture. I also enjoyed the engaging activities.