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China sheds light on alleviating poverty in India
August 07,2017   By:chinadaily.com.cn
Aug.7,2017--"A good life is created with one's own hands, so poverty is nothing to fear. If we have determination and confidence, we can overcome any difficulty," President Xi Jinping said on June 16, 2015.
 
During the 11th ASEAN-China Forum on social development and poverty reduction, held in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province for two days from July 26, Nick Beresford, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-Cambodia country director, praised China for its great success in reducing poverty, lifting hundreds of millions of its people out of poverty. He said China's best practices and successful experiences in poverty reduction should be a "role model" for ASEAN countries.
 
Beresford added China, the most populous country in the world, made an active contribution to the world's poverty reduction. The nation is the largest contributor to the UN's Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people in poverty worldwide, and the success was delivered by a combination of strong leadership, comprehensive policies, targeted measures, increased investment and an incentive mechanism, providing inspirations for global poverty alleviation governance.
 
Since the reform and opening up policy in the late 1970s, the Chinese government has to alleviate poverty through development. After 37 years of effort, about 700 million people have been lifted out of poverty in China. Poverty reduction of this magnitude is unparalleled in human history, and never before have so many people been lifted out of poverty over such a brief period of time. The achievement has also been recognized by the United Nations.
 
The Chinese government launched a package of targeted poverty reduction programs covering areas including physical infrastructure, social development, industrial development and income generation. It also covers assisting disadvantaged households and areas, and improved their ability to share the benefits of national growth and generate more income by themselves.
 
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) calculated China had contributed 76 percent of all global poverty reduction to date. The nation has been playing a role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which benefits the international community by promoting its model and methods through knowledge sharing.
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