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US scholar hails China's achievements in past 70 years

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Added On September 12, 2019

In a recent interview with CNC, a U.S. expert has highly praised China's great achievements over the past 7 decades.
 
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When it comes to China's poverty alleviation, Jon R,Taylor said China has made historic achievements in fighting poverty over the past decades.
This, in turn, has made the country a major contributor to the world's poverty reduction endeavors.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)JON R,TAYLOR, University of Texas
"To lift that many people out of poverty in a relatively short period of time is, is phenomenal. It is something that in fact is unprecedented in global history. It has had an impact globally in terms of the economy."
 
Official data shows that the proportion of China's rural population has been reduced by nearly 50 percent since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
 
Recently, China has allocated around 4.2 billion U.S. dollars to help rural people settle in cities in the latest urbanization push.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)JON R,TAYLOR, University of Texas
"That's also something unprecedented because again, if you're talking about urbanization, you're now talking about improving mortality rates both for individuals but also for children. You're talking about greater access to healthcare, to education, to transportation and infrastructure. "
 
In regards to China's higher education, the U.S. scholar said China has made great leaps in developing higher education over the past 70 years as the country endeavors to improve its comprehensive strength.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)JON R,TAYLOR, University of Texas
"This is I think also an achievement especially in the last 40 years is the radical and rapid expansion of higher education. And it's linked to science, technology and, and development goals."