Graphics: White paper traces China's road to all-round moderate prosperity
Updated 11:24, 29-Sep-2021

China's goal of achieving a moderately prosperous society in all respects has ushered in comprehensive socio-economic development, according to "China's Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity," a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday.

In pursuing moderate prosperity, China has emphasized balanced, coordinated and sustainable progress in the economic, political, cultural, social, and eco-environmental fields, the white paper said.

China's GDP soared from 67.9 billion yuan in 1952 to 101.6 trillion yuan ($14.7 trillion) in 2020. As the world's second-largest economy, it now accounts for over 17 percent of the global total.

China has evolved from a populous country where a vast majority of people were illiterate or semi-illiterate to one with high-quality education and human resources, the white paper said. It has established the world's largest education system, spanning preschool, primary, secondary, and higher education, and ranks in the upper-middle category worldwide in terms of modern education.

People's lives have notably improved, the white paper added. Personal incomes have grown steadily, with average per capita disposable income rising from 171 yuan in 1978 to 32,189 yuan ($4,665) in 2020.

In addition, China has set up a system of eco-environmental protection zones, safeguarding its biodiversity with natural reserves at different levels and of various types now covering 18 percent of the country's landmass.

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