When it comes to China, there are a lot of vocabularies coming to describe the country: prosperity, harmony, made in China, the second largest economy and so on.%d%d%d%d
However, when the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949 by the Communist Party of China, the situation was quite difficult and challenging, even starvation and hunger spread around the country along with many incidents like the Great Famine, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. It seemed that it would be almost impossible for China, the CPC to eradicate the poverty.%d%d%d%d
As a post-80 generation, I have witnessed great progress China has made in the past few decades. My mother told me when I was 2 years old, I got a fever and there was no money left at home, almost everyone was poor at that time. My parents sold the grain coupons to get the money to take me to the hospital to get treated. The rest of the grain coupons still remain in my drawer, witnessing China has transformed from planned economy to market economy.%d%d%d%d
It is the same with things in daily life.For example, 20 years ago, mobile phones and computers were quite expensive and precious that only a few families could afford these electronic products. But nowadays, smart phones and computers become daily and common, and mobile payment makes the whole society cashless, convenient and intelligent.%d%d%d%d
A drop of water could reflect the whole ocean. How could China achieve the mission impossible? The answer is the leadership of the Communist Part of China. Its philosophy is people-centered and serve the people. China has a population of 1.4 billion people, only by seeking happiness and fighting poverty with firm conviction and a strong will can keep its promise to the people.%d%d%d%d
Another answer is TARGETED. Targeted poverty alleviation and Targeted poverty eradication mean CPC and Chinese government take targeted measures in poverty alleviation based on the concrete situation. The resources must be made good and full use of and integrated when necessary. Those who need help could be assisted by the policies and regulations. Through targeted poverty alleviation and eradication , the CPC and the local governments can ensure that assistance reaches poverty-stricken villages and households.%d%d%d%d
Besides, transparency and public supervision are attached great importance to throughout the whole process that no poverty-suffered people are left behind. Due to the reform and opening up, China has the capability to start poverty eradication and with decades’ effort, and as a result, China has eliminated the extreme poverty at the end of 2020, which marked a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristic. The result is fruitful: The 98.99 million people in rural areas who were living below the current poverty threshold all shook off poverty; all the 128,000 impoverished villages and 832 designated poor counties got rid of poverty.