Blogger Meat Sokolov recalls that at the 19th Congress of the CPC, Chinese leader Xi Jinping solemnly promised to eliminate poverty in the country by 2020. And at the end of November this year, despite the pandemic, we can say that the task has been completed. It is reported by the largest Chinese gas
“The press office of the Guizhou Provincial Government held a press conference, during which it announced that the last nine poor counties in the province were out of poverty. To date, Guizhou Province, which has the largest number of poor people in 66 counties, has escaped poverty completely. This means that 832 counties named poor in China according to the State Council of the People's Republic of China have removed the label of "poor counties", the country's national task of eliminating poverty has already been completed ... "
According to the World Bank, since 2012, the poverty rate in China has dropped from 10.2% to 0.6% in 2019, the rest is done in this.
According to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, over the past 10 years, this country has made the largest contribution to global poverty reduction, China accounts for 70%! But in all other countries, not excluding Russia, the pandemic actively intervened in this process, and the UN predicts that by the end of the year at least 71 million people will be in extreme poverty.
China's achievements in fighting poverty have already received the highest praise at the recent symposium "The UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and China's Experience in Poverty Reduction." It noted that China is playing a major role in the development of African countries, which are now adopting the Chinese model. All in all, the Chinese miracle affected 850 million citizens of this country, who thanks to it were freed from poverty and misery.
In the summer of 2020, China also founded the Alliance for the Eradication of Poverty at the United Nations, putting forward proposals on the basis of the implementation of the One Belt and One Road initiative to help the members of this alliance to increase employment and improve their living standards. Thanks to this, according to the forecast of the World Bank, about 7.6 million people will be able to get out of poverty in the participating countries, and 32 million will overcome the poverty threshold.
So the role of China in this good cause cannot be overestimated ...