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Experience tackling poverty offers global lessons

By Wang Linyan in New York | China Daily | Updated: 2017-10-13 08:02

Editor's Note: The Communist Party of China will hold its 19th National Congress on Oct 18. In the runup to the meeting, China Daily asked four prominent experts to provide their views on developments in China and the country's global leadership.

Bill Gates is a household name in China. He's known as a co-founder of Microsoft, a philanthropist and a role model committed to fighting poverty and disease worldwide.

Gates, who is co-chair of the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, has spoken highly of China's continuing efforts in poverty reduction and its achievements. Goalkeepers: The Stories Behind the Data, the inaugural annual report released by the foundation in September, highlights a steady decline in global poverty since 1990, driven by China and India, from 35 percent in 1990 to 9 percent in 2016.

Experience tackling poverty offers global lessons

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