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95th Anniversary Of The CPC: Serving the People ep.10


07-12-2016 15:06 BJT

Full coverage: 95 years of glory

The CPC were responsible for the change in China's dramatic development in social construction, poverty alleviation and new legislation. It has liberated millions of people from poverty and rejuvenated the nation as a global power. 

In this episode of the "95th Anniversary of the CPC: Serving the People", we take look at how they managed to do this and the process undertaken to achieve their goal.

"And I know in the west of China and in the middle of China there’re areas where there is not good economic production, where people are just getting by. Look where the problem is the worst and apply the resources there but it’s never one size fits all. Urban poverty is different from rural poverty. So you have to have at least two different methods, two different emphasis if you will. You know, but then again China is what, 30 different countries. It’s so huge, so vast. I think you need a central goal," said Douglas Frantz, former deputy secretary-general of general secretariat, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD).

"Actually, I’ve been to all provinces in China, with the exception of Ningxia. I’ve never been to Ningxia, but I’ve been to all provinces. I’ve been to very, you know, rural places, when I came to China, you know, twenty years ago as a student and traveling on the Silk Road. I even have been to places which are unbelievable because people still lives in caves. So like the middle age, or the stone age and something even ordinary Chinese don’t know. So very rural and you know despite the fact that China is moving towards a very developed economy and we have big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, which are on world standards, we still to see that many people live on a country side and really can’t share the same type of economic wealth. China got now a new strategy to lift actually everybody above the poverty line by the year 2020, which is a good strategy. I think we have to share all wealth. And we have to see that everybody in society can benefit from the globalization of the Chinese economy," said Frank-Jurgen Richter,chairman of Horasis, the global visions community.

"Not leaving people behind, looking at safety nets of poor people and that’s kind of become more important as you see structural change, because structural change in China means that some industries are going to have to be smaller, steel and coal. If those industries are smaller, they will employ less people. So those people will have to change. Now, many of them will be able to change, but some of the older ones, it may be more difficult. So support in that process of change is a big part of the story. So I think if you look at those five principles which have been the principles which have come to be, say, much more strongly and describe more clearly under President Xi Jinping. You see them embodied in the 13th Five-year Plan and I think they are going to become guiding principles which will be well understood and I think probably followed elsewhere," said Nicholas Stern, former deputy president of World Bank and president of British Academy.

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