China's uphill struggle fighting extreme poverty - BBC News

  • Published on Jan 6, 2018
  • The country has radical plans to meet President Xi Jinping's huge promise to lift 43 million people out of extreme poverty in three years.
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  • Unclemony
    Unclemony 2 years ago +405

    My heart burns within me, when I look at the kids on the backs of their mothers.There is more than enough wealth in this world to eliminate poverty and hunger. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  • Andreas Hauschild
    Andreas Hauschild 4 years ago +1

    I am a German, now have been living in china for 10 years, and visiting china for another 10 before that. And I can say that I have never seen a country advance so fast. I personally think creating a strong middle class for instance in a period of 10 to 15 years would not have been possible in any western country. yes, there are still poor areas, but as indicated by this video, they are working even on those.

  • Carol
    Carol 3 years ago +1

    This is insane and so dangerous. Its great that they replaced their old wooden ladder with a sturdy steel. Still so dangerous 😱

  • A -K
    A -K  +61

    Poors people but still brave , they face the extreme poverty and the danger with bravery and courage. God bless them all .

  • rockerdrake
    rockerdrake 4 years ago +324

    I lived in China for two years. Geography is truely merciless and together with extreme climate, it's the main reason for poverty and isolation. And even with less unfavorable circumstances, no other country has been capable of acomplishing what China is doing for the last few years. Besides, all of those who launch propaganda critizicing Chinese government are conducting attempts of destabilization against it, no other country is prey of this much foreign interference. And that's because they'd love to take over it. Plain and simple: in this discussion all the ideological issues like “communism, human rights, whatever” are faked behind the fact that China is world's most coveted land. And in the eves of oil scarcity, China is finding their way to depending less on it and moving onto sustainable forms of energy and transport while the US just prolonging the agony, desperately seeking for more of it and invading other countries, but as prices get on the rise they will fall by their own feet.

  • JD
    JD  +35

    Adorable little kids, bless them. No one should have to live in poverty.

  • Norberto
    Norberto 4 years ago +2

    This is crazy. Coming from a third world country I understand the struggle. Great that the government cares.

  • 可可
    可可 4 years ago +29

    I think removing poverty is not only helpful for those people living in extreme poverty, but also helps eliminating the potential criminals which in turn improves the degree of safety of the society.

  • Hema Bengia
    Hema Bengia 4 years ago +27

    These people are so brave I absolutely respect them. I'm scared of heights to death😫

  • Ziaul Haq

    Lots of salutes to the courage and struggles of these poor human beings

  • jpzz123
    jpzz123 Year ago +75

    I cant imagine this as a daily way of life. How blessed we are in this country.

  • J Martin
    J Martin  +68

    Lord help them and guide the people who are suffering in so many different countries…

  • Helen Hancock
    Helen Hancock 4 years ago +245

    Not commenting on the subject content now, but wanted to say, it's an excellent production here. Nicely structured for the 3'27" of the feature. Some very imaginative shots, going up the ladder and especially use of the drone at the end. I did pity the poor cameraman! Very nicely done.

  • kickyouinhalf
    kickyouinhalf 4 years ago +32

    These people just can't stand the fact that China is not only promising to wipe out poverty, but are already making good progress! I'm not certain that they can do it in five years, but if they can lift 43 million people out of extreme poverty in ten years then I would be congratulating them. I don't see any other country in the world making any efforts to do anything remotely similar.

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  • DawnCrystal tony
    DawnCrystal tony 4 years ago +1

    Keep up the good work! there must be a way to resolve poverty in the long run.

  • ali sardo
    ali sardo Year ago +8

    Not only in China, building roads and bridges as it was planned by Chinese government has always been a key element in the fight against poverty in poor countries around the globe ,thus,this will facilitate access to these remote communities, bring assistance to them😎

  • E Z
    E Z 4 years ago +691

    Finally, BBC said something good about china

  • Kyoko
    Kyoko 3 years ago +25

    I don't care what people are going to say but in my opinion it's very heroic to do such deeds for the poor. No government is corruption proof but, they have immense power in their hands to do for their people. I know chinese government takes immense intrest in acquiring their adjacent countries and what the foreigners have been facing in china but, everything aside to fulfill someone else's dream is very applaudable.