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Global co-production to highlight China's fight against poverty

By Shi Ruipeng in Guangxi | | Updated: 2021-04-25 11:37
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A three-episode documentary, jointly produced by China, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, has been completed. Titled Living in Verdant Mountains and Clean Waters-A better Life, the film shows reporters from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand carrying out field investigation in hinterland of China, and measuring the land of China with their own steps. By doing so, they learn about the achievements and experience of poverty reduction in rural China.

China has seen its final 98.99 million impoverished rural residents being lifted out of poverty, 832 counties and 128,000 villages from poverty list shaking off poverty, marking a major victory of the eradication of absolute poverty and region-wide poverty, according to the data released in February 2021. It reflects the outcomes of China's targeted poverty alleviation work. At the same time, it is attracting global attention about how could China, the country with the largest population in the world, make a difference to enable its people to lead a better life.

In the documentary, reporters from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand pay visit Longsheng county in Guangxi autonomous region, the village of Shibadong in Hunan province and so on, where they witness China's efforts made in targeted poverty reduction, such as affordable medical care for poor people in rural areas, as well as poor counties in western region pairing up with cities in the east. These measures have made great contribution to rural poverty alleviation.

The film will be shown on Laos National TV Channel 1 on April 25, marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Laos. State televisions of Cambodia and Thailand also plan to broadcast it in the near future.

Feng Wenjia contributed to this story.

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