New Progress and Challenges in China’s Poverty Alleviation Campaign

A total of 13.86 million rural poor were raised out of poverty, and 2.8 million people living in remote areas, areas frequently hit by natural disasters, or areas with fragile ecology were relocated and lived a well-off life in 2018, said Premier Li Keqiang in the Report on the Work of the Government he delivered on March 5.   According to latest statistics by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), as of the end of 2018, the rural impoverished population in China was 16.6 million, and the incidence of poverty was 1.7 percent, 1.4 percentage points lower than that of the year before.   New Progress, New Achievements  In 2018, under the guide of President Xi Jinping’s expositions on poverty alleviation, various divisions throughout China implemented targeted measures on poverty alleviation and promoted the poverty alleviation process. The targeted measures have been enforced thoroughly and the effect continues to bring new progress and achievements in China’s poverty alleviation strategy in the new era.  Poverty-stricken population continues to decline substantially. According to the current national rural poverty standard, by the end of 2018, the rural impoverished population in China was 16.6 million, a decrease of 13.86 million from the end of the previous year. The incidence of poverty was 1.7 percent, which was 1.4 percentage points lower than that of last […]

What will China-U.S. Relations Look Be Like in the Next 40 Years?

On June 2, 2019, the State Council Information Office issued a white paper to provide acomprehensive picture of the China-U.S. economic and trade consultations, present China’s policy position on these consultations, and criticize the U.S. unilateralismand protectionism as well as its backtracking on Sino-U.S. trade talks. The escalating economic and trade frictions and the recent crackdown by the U.S. on Chinese enterprises have brought unprecedented challenges to China and the U.S. 2019 mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, but also a crucial year in dealing with China-U.S. trade. Can China and the U.S., two major countries that have gone through 40 years of ups and downs together, weather the impact of a trade war? How do we view current China-U.S. relations? In the next 40 years, what will China-U.S. relations be like? New Problems in China-US Relations After U.S. President Donald Trump took office in 2017, China-U.S. relations faced many uncertainties. At the end of 2017, the White House released its first National Security Strategy Report since Trump assumed office. The report mentions China 33 times, arguing that China is a revisionist power and an adversary of the U.S. In 2018, the US provoked the largest ever trade war against China, and it toughened its stance on the Taiwan issue. “I think […]

For the People

“The CPC seeks happiness for the Chinese people,” Xi said at an NPC panel discussion. “Whatever issues the people are unhappy about or dissatisfied with, we must work hard to solve them.”