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Documentary on China's poverty-alleviation work airs in the U.S. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-8-3 09:53:13 |Display all floors
(China Plus) A documentary focused on China's poverty alleviation work in the country's remote and rural areas has aired on PBS SoCal, reports CCTV News.

A screenshot of the CCTV documentary on China's poverty-reduction work. [Photo: CCTV]

Called "Voices from the Frontline: China's war on poverty", the documentary introduces the poverty-alleviation work in the country's less-developed areas, including Guizhou, Shanxi, Xinjiang, Sichuan, Gansu, and Hainan. It uses five case studies to illustrate how China's poverty alleviation strategy works in action.

It was the first time that a U.S. mainstream media organization had broadcast a special, in-depth TV program on China's poverty alleviation.

The documentary was produced by a China-U.S. production team led by the award-winning director Peter Getzels. It was hosted and written by Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, a renowned China expert and a recipient of the China Reform Friendship Medal. It took Getzels and his team two years to shoot the documentary.

"It's really challenging to direct an international team in remote areas of China. However, the cross-cultural cooperation gives us an opportunity to have a deep understanding of Chinese society. We took a cinematic approach and tried our utmost to tell the stories as candidly as possible," said Getzels.

China has announced plans to eliminate poverty in all poor counties and regions by 2020. Over 700 million people in China have been lifted out of poverty over the past four decades, and the poverty rate in rural areas plummeted from 97.5 percent in 1978 to 1.7 percent in 2018.

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Post time 2019-8-3 10:33:41 |Display all floors
This is a touching story that is enough to move all citizens  in the world to tears for the outstanding effect of the China Communist Party to make people lead a happy life!
As a teacher, I concern more about the education business specially in the poor regions. We must work hard to offer kids nice teaching materials which are as important as substance-assistance to the ‘hungry’ personals!
Childish pure  mindset can simplify your life which let you live in a light way! Without man-made troubles you will work in high efficiency!

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Post time 2019-8-3 11:24:53 |Display all floors
Let the South East Asians and Central Asians share this knowledge and that China has its poverty side just like any others. In alleviating the people's livelihood, show that everyone can enjoy the same quality and that the minorities are the one being protected, being properly taken care of  instead of the majority. It will be good that people see China and Asia as the same level. it is detrimental to reflect China as snobbish rich.

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Post time 2019-8-3 23:08:13 |Display all floors
Mainstream media is not TV any more. We (I and friends) haven't watched TV for 4 or 5 years. So why is it so important that the US airs a TV episode of something? Are we seeking recognition from them?

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Post time 2019-8-4 07:14:37 |Display all floors
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Let the South East Asians and Central Asians share this knowledge and that China has its poverty sid ...

There is an obvious contradiction in what you write here:  "everyone can enjoy the same quality".... & "it is detrimental to reflect China as snobbish rich." This would only make logical sense if everyone in China was "rich" which is clearly not so.

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Post time 2019-8-4 11:31:44 |Display all floors
Chinese people are often intoxicated more than necessary by small matters like that. A second-long short flash in the Time Square screen of anything related to China can help them fully display imagination, which is a big joke.

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Post time 2019-8-8 11:42:16 |Display all floors
Tried to look this up on my local PBS station.
Can't find it
Does anyone know airing date?

Many people in the western world ignore or don't know China's achievement in poverty.
This is a phenomenal accomplishment that has NEVER been done in human history!
Great work!

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