On the Road: China alleviating poverty and building a well-off society
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and present a panoramic view of the country's great journey, the 24-episode documentary "On the Road" focuses on the great achievements and valuable experiences of people of all ethnic groups in the socialist revolution, construction and reform over the past 70 years. It also recounts touching stories and important events in the country since 1949.
The 18th episode looks at how China is alleviating poverty and building a well-off society.
Since the PRC's founding 70 years ago, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has helped more than 800 million people out of poverty. The progress was far ahead of the schedule set by the UN Millennium Development Goals.
In 2012, the 18th CPC National Congress launched the world's largest ever anti-poverty campaign, a mass movement to build a moderately prosperous society by 2020.
Reducing rural poverty is a key to achieving this goal. It is essential in addressing the main contradictions in the Chinese society and solving the problem of inadequate and imbalanced development.
Eliminating poverty, achieving common prosperity, helping the poor out of poverty, moving towards a moderately prosperous society, where everyone shares the fruits of development, these are essential elements of socialism and the CPC's constant aims.