All Round View (Peshawar): Chinese public and private institutions play a key role in poverty eradication and China has set an example for the entire world to follow while Pakistani experts are also carefully watching Chinese government’s measures and are keen to learn from this experience, said Commercial Counsellor of Pakistan Embassy in Beijing Badaruz Zaman.
China marked Oct 17 as the seventh National Poverty Relief Day, a date that is also observed globally as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
“Over the last four decades, more than 700 million people have been taken out of poverty in China due to active measures of the Chinese government,” said Zaman. “At the end of this year, China will successfully complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all aspects of life.”
It is estimated that around 100 million people worldwide could fall into extreme poverty again due to Covid-19, he added.
Zaman stated that in the far-flung areas, China provided strong support for the farmer community and now it has access to e-commerce sites and farmers can sell their produce through those websites while making money.
Similarly, there is a lot of emphasis on skills development of the Chinese people from poor provinces such as Guizhou, Tibet and Xinjiang
“China is one of the fastest growing nations. Its GDP has been increasing on a regular basis and growing income is giving an opportunity to the middle class and the poor segment of society to get benefit from it,” he said.
“There is also an urbanisation approach since China relocated poor people to its cities which, in turn, increased the income level to a way higher mark than what they were getting in the villages” he stated.
By learning from Chinese experience, Pakistan needs to focus on its GDP growth, he stressed.
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