china to eradicate poverty ahead of schedule: Spokesperson

BEIJING, October 31 (INP): By the end of this year, all the impoverished rural population according to the current poverty standard will be out of poverty and China will achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of ending poverty ten years ahead of schedule.

This was stated by a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin at a news conference.

The spokesperson said, China’s experience has proven that poverty is not an inescapable fate for any country or nation. If we can make it, so can other developing countries.

The ideal of “no hunger on earth” has always been the pursuit of the Chinese nation. China is committed to contributing its wisdom to the global cause of poverty reduction and taking concrete actions to help developing countries achieve the goal of poverty eradication.

He added: “China has built 24 agricultural technology demonstration centers in Africa, benefiting more than 500,000 local people. According to a World Bank report, BRI cooperation projects on transport infrastructure have the potential to lift 7.6 million people out of extreme poverty and 32 million out of moderate poverty.

On the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, we are ready to enhance exchange of experience in poverty alleviation with other countries.

Our experience can be summed up as follows: formulate science-based strategies based on national realities and establish a system with clearly-defined responsibilities that can amplify synergy; focus on development, which serves as the master key to unlock the door to poverty alleviation and adopt a people-centered approach and help build confidence and capacity to foster internal drive to shake off poverty.

We took targeted and practical actions, seeking tailored-made solutions, and optimizing output with intensive and efficient input and pursuing open and win-win cooperation and actively participate in global development cooperation.

Poverty eradication is a challenging task for us all. China will implement to the letter the measures announced by President Xi Jinping at the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly and make new contributions to the global cause of poverty reduction and development.

We also call on the international community to strengthen solidarity and cooperation and uphold multilateralism to make sure no country is left behind as we move forward on poverty reduction.

Let’s work together for a shared future with common development where no one lives in poverty and no one goes hungry.”