The Heat: China’s War on Poverty

The Heat

Over the last 40 years, China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty.

And this year, China’s President Xi Jinping has set a goal for the country to end extreme poverty. But, behind the statistics there are real people.

Rural workers struggling for a better life. Young women who want a college education. Families adjusting to relocation. Longtime China watcher Robert Lawrence Kuhn and award-winning director  Peter Getzels got a unique look at how China is accomplishing its poverty eradication mission. 

They tell that story in the documentary – Voices from the Frontline: China’s War on Poverty. 

To discuss:

  • Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the host and writer of China’s War on Poverty.
  • Peter Getzels is the director and producer of the documentary.
  • Tang Min is Counselor of the State Council and Vice Chairperson of Youchange Foundation.
  • Matteo Marchisio is Director of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.


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