Xi says 'complete victory' in ending absolute poverty

2021-02-25 12:03:24

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits villagers of Huawu village, Xinren Miao township of Qianxi county, Bijie, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Feb 3, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at a gathering in Beijing to mark the country's accomplishments in poverty eradication on Thursday. Here are the highlights: * China has scored a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty (Read more) * 98.99 million Chinese in rural areas helped out of poverty from 2012 to 2020 * 832 impoverished counties and 128,000 impoverished villages have been removed from the poverty list * Some 25.68 million poor people in China from 7.9 million households have seen their dilapidated houses renovated since late 2012 * 9.6 million Chinese people have been relocated from impoverished areas since late 2012 * 28 ethnic minority groups with relatively small population have shaken off poverty collectively since late 2012 * 770 million rural residents have shaken off poverty since the beginning of reform and opening up over 40 years ago * Improving lives in rural areas key to securing victory to build moderately prosperous society by 2021 * All-out efforts made in poverty alleviation despite pandemic and floods in 2020 * All of China's impoverished rural population lifted out of poverty * Children in impoverished families have better access to education * CPC members at frontline in battle against poverty * China contributes to over 70 percent of world's poverty reduction goal * China achieved UN goal of poverty eradication 10 years ahead of 2030 deadline Xi chairs 7 symposiums on poverty alleviation in 8 yrs (Read more) * Over 1,800 people sacrificed their lives in fight against poverty * China's policy on fight against poverty has its own characteristics * Party's leadership and people's hard work contribute to China's achievement in poverty eradication * 252,000 work teams sent to villages to help * China upholds a people-centered philosophy of development and unswervingly pursues prosperity for all * China has invested accumulative fiscal funds of nearly 1.6 trillion yuan (about $246 billion) into poverty alleviation over the past eight years * Microfinance for poverty alleviation reaches over 710 billion yuan * Financial credit targeted at poverty alleviation reaches more than 9 trillion yuan * Companies in eastern part of country invest over 1 trillion yuan to help in poverty eradication * China gives full play to the political advantages of the country's socialist system * Whole country cooperating to fight against poverty * Country promotes flow of talent, funds and technology to poverty-stricken areas * Various models of poverty relief being launched * China has adopted a targeted poverty alleviation strategy and strives to eradicate poverty through development* China adheres to motivating the creativity of poor residents and stimulating their self-generated impetus for poverty reduction