|Xi Jinping Sends Message of Congratulation to the International Forum on Sharing Poverty Reduction Experience|
On December 14, 2020, the International Forum on Sharing Poverty Reduction Experience opened in Beijing. President Xi Jinping sent a message of congratulation to the Forum.
Xi Jinping pointed out that poverty eradication is a common ideal of humanity. The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government made unremitting and arduous efforts to ensure a better life for the people. Since 2012, China has launched a full-scale battle against poverty, based on its previous poverty alleviation efforts. After eight years of continuous efforts, China has lifted all the rural poor under the current income standard out of poverty and removed all impoverished counties from its poverty list. With nearly 100 million poor people in rural areas lifted out of poverty, China has made significant contributions to the global poverty reduction cause. China will continue to consolidate and expand the achievements of poverty alleviation, make notable progress in prosperity for all, and continuously improve the well-being of people's livelihood.
Xi Jinping stressed that the cause of poverty reduction is facing severe challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the world. China is willing to work with all countries to promote international poverty reduction and build a community with a shared future for mankind. He hoped that participants of the forum could conduct in-depth communications on poverty reduction experiences, reach broad consensus, and build up more confidence to accelerate the process of international poverty reduction.