After the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), poverty alleviation has always been the central task every time President #XiJinping leaves Beijing to inspect poverty-stricken areas. #StoriesaboutXi
Xi often walks into the homes of the villagers to learn about the living conditions and actual needs of the people, feeling worried when seeing people living a difficult life, or feeling happy when residents’ lives improved. He would always stay with the people, hold hands with them talking about family affairs, and work with them to find a good way to get rid of poverty and get rich. #OutofPoverty
From Shaanxi, Gansu and Ningxia to Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan, from the old revolutionary bases to the poverty-stricken areas of ethnic minorities, Xi has traveled to 14 concentrated and contiguous poverty-stricken areas across the country. Along the way, he condensed the idea of “targeted poverty alleviation”.
At the 19th National Congress of the CPC, Xi once again raised poverty alleviation to a new strategic height. On behalf of the CPC, he pledged to the people to let the poor and impoverished areas move forward toward a prosperous society in all aspects with the rest of the country and “ensure that all rural residents living below the current poverty line have been lifted out of poverty by 2020.” He solemnly declared to the world that Chinese people would “resolutely win the battle against poverty.”
And among numerous speeches delivered by Xi on poverty alleviation, there is a firm confidence in the vision: “We will win the final phase of the war on poverty. This will be the first time in thousands of years of Chinese history that extreme poverty has been eliminated.”