China's State Council Information Office on Oct. 17 issued a white paper on China's progress in poverty reduction and human rights.
Following is the full text of the document.
China's Progress in Poverty Reduction and Human Rights
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China October 2016
First Edition 2016
I. China's Poverty Reduction Program Has Promoted the Development of Human Rights
II. Ensuring Impoverished People's Right to Life
III. Safeguarding the Rights of Specific Groups
IV. Improving the Development Environment of Impoverished Areas
V. Concerted Efforts in Poverty Reduction
VI. Poverty Reduction at a Crucial Stage
Poverty eradication is and always has been a goal and a basic right of all peoples in their pursuit of a happy life. Over the years, based on the prevailing national conditions, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government have remained committed to a development concept that puts people's rights to subsistence and to development first. Committed to reducing and eliminating poverty, China has endeavored to guarantee and improve people's well-being, and developed a full range of social undertakings, so as to ensure that the results of development benefit all the people in a fairer way, and that all enjoy the rights to equal participation and equal development.
Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in November 2012, in the great cause of building a moderately prosperous society and realizing the Chinese Dream of great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, the CPC Central Committee led by General Secretary Xi Jinping has remained committed to a development concept that puts people first, and implemented the basic strategy of targeted poverty alleviation and elimination. China's poverty reduction actions, both solid and effective, have made a great contribution to the cause of international poverty reduction, and achieved remarkable results in world human rights development.