Winning battle
against poverty
by 2020 
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
"We must ensure that by the year 2020, all rural residents living below the current poverty line are out of poverty, and poverty is eliminated in all poor counties and regions. "
Xi Jinping's report to the
19th CPC National Congress
in Beijing, Oct 18, 2017.
"Seeing that poor people and poor areas will enter the moderately prosperous society together with the rest of the country is a solemn promise made by our Party," Xi said in the report.

Road map to prosperity for all
Eliminate poverty
Socialist modernization basically realized
Great modern socialist
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
"Decisive progress has been made in the fight against poverty... Winning the battle in areas of extreme poverty will be difficult, but with enough determination and the right measures, China can secure that victory," Xi said in the report. 

Remarkable progress
In the past 30 years, 700 million Chinese people
have been 
lifted out of poverty, accounting for                
of the global efforts in the same period.
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
More than                              people have been lifted out of poverty; Poverty headcount ratio dropped from 10.2% to less than 4%.
In the past five years
Average number of people lifted put of poverty in each of the past five years.
60 million
13 million
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
--From Xi's report
Govt efforts
"We will strengthen the system for making heads of Party committees and governments at each level assume the overall responsibility for poverty alleviation," Xi said in the report.
During the past five years, Xi has visited the           poorest parts of the country.
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Targeted poverty alleviation
Targeted poverty alleviation was raised by Xi when visiting a village in Hunan province, Nov 2013.
Focusing on one person or one family
"We should mobilize the energies of our whole Party, our whole country, and our whole society, and continue to implement targeted poverty reduction and alleviation measures," Xi said in the report.
Sending officials to poverty-stricken areas to record all details of poor people and families for each case.
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Targeted poverty alleviation
Starting in 2014, surveys conducted by authorities have identified:
29.48 million poverty-stricken families
89.62 million poor people
128,000 impoverished villages
From 2013 to 2016, nearly 2.8 million officials were dispatched to work in poverty-stricken villages to help eradicate poverty.
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Poverty alleviation funds
Average growth in poverty alleviation investment each year

From 2013 to 2017, central government investment in poverty alleviation
billion yuan
Amount contributed by provincial-level governments (2013-2017), rising by
27% a year on average.
182.5 billion yuan 
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Key approaches to poverty relief 
"Particular attention will be paid to helping people increase confidence in their own ability to lift themselves out of poverty and see that they can access the education they need to do so...We will provide focused assistance to areas of extreme poverty," Xi said in the report.
Social welfare
Financial support 
Medical support
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Experts' perspective
In his speech, General Secretary Xi Jinping reiterated the Party's commitment to serving the people and ensuring prosperity for all. And this we have seen by the number of people who have been lifted out of poverty over the last decade...No other country in the world can boast of such feats.
            ----Peter Kagwanja, president and chief executive of the Africa Policy Institute, a think tank based in Kenya
Targeted alleviation measures are the only way to help the poorest in society and to achieve the major goals of the organization's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... Its experience can offer valuable lessons to other developing countries.
             ----Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Experts' perspective
China's experience of lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty obviously holds many lessons for other developing countries.
            ----Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
China lifted more than 60 million people in its less-developed regions out of poverty during the past five years, so it is not an exaggeration to call China the biggest contributor to global efforts in poverty alleviation.
              ----Li Yunlong, a researcher at the Institute for International Strategic Studies under the Party School of the CPC Central Committee
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Decoding Xi's report - Poverty relief
Sources: 1、Xinhua
2、State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development
3、The white paper titled China's Progress in Poverty Reduction and Human Rights, issued by the State Council Information Office on Oct 17, 2016.