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'China miracle' offers solution to world's poverty relief endeavor

BEIJING, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released report by China.org.cn on China's progress in poverty reduction and its contribution to the world's poverty relief endeavor:

Oct. 17 marks the 25th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Over the past two decades, half of the world's poor population managed to escape poverty. Asian-Pacific countries, especially China, made the greatest contribution to this remarkable achievement.

China's progress in poverty relief, which was made under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), should be recognized as a monumental victory in human history. In the past four decades, more than 700 million Chinese people were lifted out of poverty, accounting for 70 percent of the global poverty reduction during the period. Over the last five years, China reduced the number of rural residents living in poverty by more than 13 million annually, achieving a miracle in the history of global poverty relief.

China's success in poverty reduction should be primarily attributed to the country's rapid economic development. Since China adopted the reform and opening-up policy more than 30 years ago, its economy has continued to grow at a high speed, which has helped address the basic living needs of the majority of its people.

Furthermore, equality is important in Chinese political and social culture. As the ruling party, the CPC has always taken safeguarding fairness and justice and achieving widespread prosperity as its missions. After the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, it has made poverty eradication its top priority. While some Chinese people have already become wealthy during the country's rapid development, the CPC has put more emphasis on the poor and focused on ensuring the inclusiveness of economic growth. This has always been its political pursuit and demonstrated its governance capabilities.

China is at a challenging stage in its poverty relief endeavor. From 2013 to 2016, another 55.6 million Chinese people were lifted out of poverty, an achievement attributed to effective measures taken by the Chinese government. These measures included channeling investment from various sources into local industries to increase farmers' income; improving the ecological environment of some poverty-stricken areas; and reducing medical expenses for indigent rural populations to prevent poverty caused by disease. Through these measures, China has gained valuable experience in alleviating poverty.

As the 19th CPC National Congress is about to convene, lifting the remaining 40 million people out of poverty is expected to be the most arduous task the CPC must complete before 2020. The CPC and the Chinese government will continue to prioritize the people's rights to subsistence and development, contributing ample experience and a model to reduce world poverty.

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About China.org.cn
Founded in 2000, China Internet Information Center (China.org.cn/China.com.cn) is a key state news website under the auspices of the State Council Information Office, and is managed by China International Publishing Group. We provide round-the-clock news service in ten languages. With users from more than 200 countries and regions, we have become China's leading multi-lingual news outlet introducing the country to the outside world.

We are one of the country's authoritative outlets for government press releases and are authorized to cover various major events. 'Live Webcast' is our online webcasting service to present State Council Information Office press conferences in both Chinese and English languages. We are reputed for timely and accurate delivery of news and information, and wide interactions with audiences. In addition, we are authorized to publish and live broadcast major events and press conferences of ministries, local government agencies and institutions as well as enterprises.

In the era of mobile internet, we endeavor to create an array of products for mobile devices headed by the multilingual WAP platform and the mobile APP. We also use Chinese and international social media to publish information for different user groups.

In the future, CIIC will continue to offer authoritative information about China, tell China's stories, voice China's opinions, and introduce a vivid, panoramic and multicultural China to the world through multi-language, multi-media and multi-platforms.

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