"Socialism can only be realized through painstaking efforts, and happiness be gained through hard work." This quote of President Xi Jinping elucidates the logic of how the battle against poverty can be won and a better-off society in all aspects be built. This quote has provided spiritual strength for the country’s development in the new era.
With poverty alleviation concluded in a quality way, the destitution that has existed in the country for thousands of years will be eliminated for good. This is a feat the Chinese people have achieved under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core. It is also a miracle of human fight against poverty in the world and has contributed tremendously to the global cause of poverty reduction and an achievement widely acclaimed in the international community.
Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres said that China’s success in poverty reduction was the most beautiful story in today’s world. To tell a good story about China’s fight against poverty and let the world know how this achievement was made, China Daily has published a lot of stories and other news products in its newspapers, on its websites and other digital platforms. It has now launched this program 100 Photographers Focus on Poverty Alleviation.
China Daily has employed the awareness of its brand "100 Photographers Focus" to record the new progress in the struggle to eliminate poverty and people’s life in various areas as seen through the lenses of photographers. The more than 300 photos for this album were selected from among thousands of contributions. This picture book tells of how hard the struggle has been and is also a gift to celebrate securing victory of the battle.
Winning the battle against poverty and building a better-off society in all aspects marks the start of a new long march to an even better life. We believe, under the resolute leadership of the CPC Central Committee, marching forward along the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the Chinese people will be able to overcome all hardships and difficulties in their pursuit of a better future. At the same time, the Chinese people will contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind and to the creation of a better world for all.
Member of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Publisher and Editor-in-chief of China Daily