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.
- 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.
Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected north China's Shanxi Province on Mon:
-Xi visited an organic daylily farm and a village in Datong to learn about poverty alleviation efforts
-Xi visited the Yungang Grottoes to learn about historical and cultural heritage protection efforts pic.twitter.com/TQUnLWIqCa
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) May 12, 2020
— CCTV+ (@CCTV_Plus) May 12, 2020
It's a solemn commitment of the Chinese government to fulfill the goal of poverty alleviation by 2020. The documentary hosted by Robert L. Kuhn gives us a unique angle to appreciate China's strenuous effort that has contributed to global poverty reduction. https://t.co/HQpY6WIyOe
— Zhang Ping (@CGZhangPingLA) May 13, 2020