On February 26, 2021, a symposium on the “Poverty Eradication Path and Anti-Poverty Theory with Chinese Characteristics under the Leadership of the CPC” was held by Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations (SFSSA). The experts attending the symposium delivered speeches on the achievements, experience and significance of the action against poverty led by the CPC, the connotation and value of the poverty eradication path and anti-poverty theory with Chinese characteristics and China's contribution to poverty eradication worldwide. Xie Chao, a member of the Leading Party Members' Group of Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations and an Executive Vice Chairman of the Federation, presided over the symposium.
Quan Heng, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations and another Executive Vice Chairman of the Federation, pointed out in his speech that the battle of “targeted poverty reduction” remains critical for the whole country to enter an all-round well-off society. Furthermore, poverty is a challenge to the entire international community. China’s experience therein will prove important. Hopefully, SFSSA is to continuously commit itself to the academic research and policy consulting in terms of summarizing China's experience in poverty eradication and formulating anti-poverty theories with Chinese characteristics, thus making positive contributions in offering Chinese wisdom to the world.
The experts present in the symposium agreed unanimously that poverty eradication is an extremely onerous, complex and arduous task, which means to mobilize a whole country's wisdom, wealth and strength, and calls for prolonged persistent efforts. Hence, the sweeping victory in the battle against poverty in China not only highlights the political advantages of China's socialist system under the leadership of the CPC, but also marks a large stride forward taken by the CPC in unifying and leading the people to create a better life for common prosperity.
“Shaking off poverty is no ending point, but the starting point for a new life and a new struggle.” Given this, the experts attending the symposium were agreed on that, in order to secure and expand the achievements of poverty eradication and comprehensively implement the rural revitalization strategy, it is necessary to study on how to connect and integrate, effectively, the consolidation and expansion of poverty alleviation achievements with rural revitalization, in light of the new phase of development, the new development philosophy, the new situation brought about by the emerging new development patterns, and the attendant new requirements.