The Lantern Festival, Poverty Eradication Commentary from the Web, Week 8, 2021

China celebrates colourful Lantern Festival

Fri, February 26, 2021, 2:36 PM

Villages and cities all over China have been transformed into a sea of bright light to mark the end of Chinese New Year celebrations.

The Lantern Festival comes two weeks after Chinese New Year's day, which was on 12 February.

It is a time for family reunions and visits to crowded lantern-lighting shows and some riddle-solving.


Poverty eradication in China: Connect to wealth

China announced the end of extreme poverty in the country on Feb. 25. How has China been able to lift 100 million rural poor out of poverty in the last eight years? CGTN's Zou Yue talked to Liu Chang'an, an entrepreneur who answered the call to help poor farmers in Inner Mongolia to shake off poverty to understand more.


China's poverty identification 'very effective': World Bank country director for China

Martin Raiser, World Bank country director for China, said in an exclusive interview with CGTN that China has been "very effective" in identifying poor households, as part of its targeted approach in poverty elimination. Raiser also noted e-commerce played a key role in the country's fight against poverty.


China's anti-poverty drive / Boao forum mission World Insight

with Tian Wei, Feb 27, 2021

— As China rings in the Lantern Festival, it also celebrates a milestone in efforts to take a bite out of poverty. Here's a better understanding of how the anti-poverty mission was accomplished. 

— On the 20th anniversary of the Boao Forum for Asia, let's hear from key figures who shaped its mission - a former UN secretary-general, former People's Bank of China governor and a former Japanese prime minister.