Formulation and Implementation of “China Rural Poverty Alleviation and Development Program (2001–2010)”
In the mid-1980s, China launched the large-scale organized, planned poverty alleviation and development action. In 1994, the State Council formulated and promulgated the <China’s Seven-Year Priority Poverty Alleviation Program>, which is China’s first action program for poverty alleviation and development with clear objectives, clear targets, clear measures and a clear deadline in the history. The Programme clearly defined our objective: To address the food and clothing problem of 80 million rural poor people in seven years. As of the end of 2000, the poverty situation of rural areas was significantly alleviated and the poverty-stricken population was significantly reduced.