MOSCOW, February 27 – Project “Russia-China: Main” . In human history, people have fought poverty more than once, but it is difficult to overcome it. However, despite everything, the problem has been successfully resolved by China, the country with the largest population in the world.
China has won a victory over absolute poverty ten years earlier than envisaged in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This statement was made on February 25 by the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping at a solemn meeting. Over the past 8 years, nearly 100 million Chinese have lifted themselves out of poverty. No wonder Kenya's international relations expert Cavens Adehill noted that the way out of poverty is the most touching page in the history of China.
Indeed, the country's population occupies 20% of the world population. Success in eradicating poverty belongs not only to China, but to the entire world.
According to the criterion established by the World Bank, a person is below the poverty line if his income does not exceed $ 1.9 a day. Thus, today about 700 million people in the world remain in a state of absolute poverty, and due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, by the end of 2021, almost 150 million people may be in a state of extreme poverty.
In a pandemic, China, having overcome considerable difficulties, completed the task of eradicating poverty on time, thus making a significant contribution to the global process. According to the World Bank, 70 out of 100 people in the world who have spread out of poverty are in China.
In addition, China's victory over absolute poverty as the largest developing country instills confidence in the world. Regarding this, Nigel Brett, head of the Asia-Pacific region of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, said that China's luck made it clear that dreams come true.
Most importantly, the Chinese method of eradicating poverty has provided the world with invaluable experience in this regard.
“We have learned a lot from the Chinese specialists,” said Bishenga, one of the villagers in Tanzania, with joy. 8 years ago, a group of Chinese specialists came here, then they brought high-quality seeds to local residents and taught them the technologies of their cultivation. They demonstrated the Chinese version of solving the problem of poverty on a global scale. Russia-China: Main
President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping spoke about the difficult path, deeply summarized important experience and declassified the very “code” behind the “Chinese miracle.”
China's experience in fighting poverty helps people in many countries, for example, in Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar.
At the same time, China has taken practical steps to provide direct assistance to developing countries in the implementation of the UN agenda for the period up to 2030.
In more than 60 years, China has deployed more than 600,000 aid workers to 166 countries and international organizations, providing a total of about 400 billion yuan, and has announced seven times the unconditional cancellation of intergovernmental interest-free debt of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries.
No other country in the world has been able to free such a large number of people from the shackles of poverty in such a short time, but China has done it.