People's daily commentator observed: China's poverty reduction, to provide useful reference for the world.

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08 November 2018, 04:31 source: People's Daily - People's daily

If the reform and opening up has brought epic progress, then the practice of poverty alleviation and persistent struggle is a great achievement. It not only depict the bright background of China's development, but also make a significant contribution to the world.


"China's hundreds of millions of people are out of poverty and have a good life. This is a great achievement." "We hope that more countries will write stories about China's success in the future." At the International Forum on reform and opening up and China's poverty alleviation held recently, China has won widespread praise for its great achievements in reducing poverty. China's unique experience of eliminating poverty has been highly praised by international organizations, financial institutions, think tanks and people from all walks of life.

As president Xi Jinping said in his congratulatory letter to the forum, "especially 40 years ago, China opened the great course of reform and opening up, and opened the most dramatic process of poverty reduction in human history." Standing on the 40th anniversary node of reform and opening up, the rural poor population has decreased by 740 million, and the incidence of poverty has dropped by 94.4 percentage points, which is a miracle in the history of human poverty reduction. Looking back at the unprecedented strength, scale and impact of the eighteen major poverty alleviation efforts of the party, people have increasingly felt the historical significance and world value of China's poverty alleviation. If the reform and opening up brings epic progress and let China achieve the leap from "catching up with the times" to "leading the times", then the practice of poverty alleviation, which is unswerving and struggling, is a great achievement. It not only depict the bright background of China's development, but also make a significant contribution to the world.

The eradication of poverty has been the dream of mankind since ancient times, and it is also the dream of people all over the world to pursue a happy life. It is not only in China's first few thousand years to eradicate poverty as a national strategy and to implement it consistently, but it is also rare in the history of human society. Over the past 40 years, the number of Chinese poverty alleviation accounts for more than 70% of the total number of global poverty alleviation people in the same period. Some people have commented that "without the achievement of poverty alleviation in China, the UN Millennium Development Goals will be difficult to achieve". At present, China is moving towards the goal of ensuring that the rural poverty population is lifted out of poverty in 2020, and all the poor counties have lifted their cap to solve the problem of regional poverty as a whole, which is 10 years ahead of the target of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030. It is for this reason that we have the courage to say that China has always been an active advocate and powerful promoter of global poverty alleviation.

In the positive interaction between reform and opening up and poverty alleviation and development, the path of poverty alleviation with Chinese characteristics is another major contribution China has made to the world. At the macro level, we must solve the problems of "supporting, who will help and how to help". We must build a government led and pluralistic participatory poverty relief system to provide effective institutional guarantee for effective poverty alleviation. From the point of view of implementation, we must combine poverty alleviation with support and wisdom, and focus on improving endogenous motivation. These valuable experiences in practice and exploration are increasingly recognized by the international community. In the eyes of UN Secretary General Guterres, the "precise poverty reduction strategy" is the only way to help the poorest people and achieve the ambitious goals of the 2030 sustainable development agenda. China has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and China's experience can provide a useful reference for other developing countries.

Compared with practical experience and institutional exploration, the pursuit of value behind China's poverty alleviation is equally important. In the final analysis, the reason why China's poverty alleviation business can achieve historic success lies in the fact that we always adhere to the people centered development thought. Whether it is "the people's yearning for a better life, our ruling goal" or "building a well-off society in an all-round way, one can never be less; a solemn promise that we can't fall behind on the road to common prosperity" marks the beginning and persistence of the Communists, and also inspires the great force of precisely helping the poor to attack the city. The "people centered" approach has made greater efforts for the cause of poverty alleviation and achieved greater significance. Therefore, China's unique governance wisdom and political philosophy will illuminate the way for mankind to move towards a better future.

The eighteen hole village in Xiangxi is one of the first poor villages in Hunan province to get rid of poverty and pick up its hat. In the face of the people who came to learn from it, the locals said that the eighteen hole village did not rely on finance to repair roads and build houses. At present, there are still about 30000000 poor people in China. There are still more than 700 million people in the world living in extreme poverty. From the practice of poverty alleviation in the past 40 years of reform and opening up, we will promote greater success in poverty alleviation in China and the world.

People's daily (08 November 2018, 09 Edition)

(Editor: Ma Chang, Huang Ceyu)