ROAD TO A BETTER LIFE

Overcoming Natural and Historic Challenges: Tibet’s Monumental Journey Out of Poverty

Editor’s note: The Tibet Autonomous Region — once the poorest region in China — has achieved the historic feat of...

Poor No More

Since its reform and opening-up started, China has implemented the poverty alleviation and development strategy in an organized, planned, and large-scale manner. It has become the first developing country to reach its poverty reduction target, a part of the UN Millennium Development Goals, contributing to the eradication of poverty in the world by more than 70 percent.