China is willing to strengthen exchanges of its of Poverty alleviation experience with Other Countries on the basis of mutual respect, equality & mutual benefit, said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin at a Press Briefing on Thursday.
Wang made the remarks in response to a question about China’s role in promoting international poverty reduction in the years to come.
“By the end of this year, the entire 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 10 years ahead of schedule.
China’s experience has proven that poverty is not an inescapable fate for any country or nation. If China can make it, so can other developing countries,” said Wang.
Wang said 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 other developing countries achieve the goal of poverty eradication. China has built 24 agricultural technology demonstration centers in Africa, benefiting more than 500,000 locals.
According to a World Bank Report, smooth implementation of Belt & Road Transportation and Infrastructure Projects are expected 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 exchanges of our poverty alleviation experience with other countries,” Wang said.
Wang also introduced China’s experience in poverty alleviation, which 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; adopt a people-centered approach and help build confidence and capacity to foster internal drive to shake off poverty; take targeted and practical actions, seek tailored-made solutions, and optimize output with intensive and efficient input; pursue open and win-win cooperation and actively participate in global development cooperation.
“Poverty eradication is a common challenge for all mankind. 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,” said Wang.