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Xinjiang explores new approaches to addressing global challenges: white paper
September 21,2020   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, Sept.21,2020 -- Xinjiang has worked out new approaches to addressing some of the global challenges, such as protecting human rights while combating terrorism and extremism, and pursuing sustainable development while eliminating poverty, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
 
Xinjiang protects human rights through development, and strives to eradicate poverty through education and training, capacity building and employment.
 
It effectively prevents and strikes out at terrorism and extremism, and at the same time maintains social stability and improves people's lives, with its impoverished population and poverty incidence markedly reduced, according to the white paper titled "Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang."
 
From 2013 to the end of 2019, Xinjiang wiped out poverty in 25 poor counties and 3,107 poor villages, and the poverty incidence dropped from 19.4 percent to 1.24 percent. From 2014 to the end of 2019, a total of 2.92 million people from 737,600 households shook off poverty. By the end of 2020, poverty will be completely eliminated in Xinjiang, it says.