The Heat: China poverty alleviation

The Heat

China Poverty Alleviation

In 1980, 775 million people in China were living below the poverty line, according to government statistics. In 2016, it had dropped to about 43 million.

And the goal is to wipe out all poverty in the next two years. CGTN’s Meng Qingsheng explains.

To discuss:

  • Agi Veres, China Country director of the United Nations Development Program
  • Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition
  • John Donaldson, an associate professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University

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