Editor's note:

Approximately 10 million people escaped from poverty every year over the last decade in China – an average of one person every three seconds. This special coverage features stories about the poverty relief efforts that have been made in the country and people improving their lives. They are selected from China Poverty Alleviation magazine and other sources and cover education, healthcare, the environment, tourism, consumption, rural revitalization and related subjects.
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  • China has eliminated extreme poverty and secured a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty. Over the past eight years, the final 98.99 million impoverished rural residents living under the current poverty line have all been lifted out of poverty. All 832 impoverished counties and 128,000 villages have also been removed from the poverty list.Combined with poverty-reduction results since the late 1970s, China is responsible for over 70 percent of the global reduction in poverty over the period. The country has met the poverty eradication target set out in the SDGs 10 years ahead of schedule.