European Institute for Asian Studies
Ending Poverty in China: The Case of Shanxi
  • Start04:00 PM - Jun 27 2018
  • End06:00 PM - Jun 27 2018
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

 

»Ending Poverty in China: The Case of Shanxi«

 

A Roundtable Discussion With:

Prof. WANG Zhenrong, Shanxi University;

Prof. ZHANG Weimin, Shanxi University;

Prof. LIU Hua, Shanxi University;

Prof. Carlotta SPARVOLI, University College Cork

Moderator: Representative, European Institute for Asian Studies (tbc)

 

Wednesday, 27 June 16h00 – 18h00

Followed by a Networking Reception

Venue: Asia Platform

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

In his report delivered at the opening ceremony of the 19th National Congress of the CCP, Xi Jinping summarised China’s achievements during his first term. Among others, 60 million people were lifted out of poverty, with the poverty rate dropping from 10.2 percent in 2012 to 3.1 percent in 2017. Poverty alleviation – and in particular rural poverty – is vital to achieve the goal of building a moderately well-off society.The 19th National Congress furthermore set up an objective to end poverty in China by 2020, “leaving no one behind in the march toward common prosperity’. Can it become reality, or it is just an objective?

Poverty reduction has also been identified as one of “three tough battles” for economic policy this years – alongisde pollution and risk reduction – and central to the commitment of the CCP to deliver “a moderately prosperous society” by 2021, which marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the CCP. This is especially true for poorer provinces like Shanxi in Northern China, which plans to lift 26 counties out of poverty this year. This is the equivalent of 610,000 residents – 87 percent of Shanxi’s current poor population – to be lifted out of poverty in 2018.

The European Institute for Asian Studies, Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Brussels Academy for China and European Studies, working together with Shanxi University in Taiyuan (China) and University College Cork (Ireland) kindly invite you to a workshop on China’s poverty reduction taking place at Asia Platform on 27 June from 16:00-18:00 on 27 June 2018, followed by a network reception.


Poverty alleviation – and in particular rural poverty – is vital to achieve the goal of building a moderately well-off society. The 19th National Congress set up an objective to end poverty in China by 2020, “leaving no one behind in the march toward common prosperity’. Can it become reality, or it is just an objective?



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