October 17 marks China's National Poverty Relief Day and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The exquisite sand-painting art tells a story of a girl whose hometown was in the deep mountains, and was trapped in poverty due to inconvenience of transportation and the poor planting environment.
Thanks to China’s targeted poverty alleviation policy, poverty relief cadres were sent here, who figured out suitable crops for the local environment that has significantly improved the earnings, and the living standards of the local people.
Over the past 40 years, more than 800 million people have been lifted out of poverty in China. Over 2.77 million cadres have been dispatched to rural areas to help with local poverty alleviation since 2012.
Targeted measures designed to help residents in rural areas shake off poverty have been pushed forward. And through continued efforts in 2020, China’s goal of rooting out absolute poverty will be achieved to build a well-off society.
(Produced by Ni Tao, Su Dabao, Shan Junchao, Qiao Wai, Wang Xiangyu, He Jieqiong, Shan Xin and Gu Yu)