Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the lives of impoverished villagers and the work on targeted poverty alleviation in Sanhe Village, in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, in February 2018. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the lives of impoverished villagers and the work on targeted poverty alleviation in Sanhe Village, in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, in February 2018. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the lives of impoverished villagers and the work on targeted poverty alleviation in Sanhe Village, in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, in February 2018. Photo: Xinhua
John F. Copper
Opinion

Opinion

John F. Copper

China is best placed to tackle rural poverty globally, and the West isn’t happy about it

  • Not only is China’s success in reducing poverty without precedent, Beijing is best equipped to help reduce poverty globally – a fact that the Western media seems happy to skip over, preferring instead to criticise Beijing’s actions wherever possible

Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the lives of impoverished villagers and the work on targeted poverty alleviation in Sanhe Village, in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, in February 2018. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the lives of impoverished villagers and the work on targeted poverty alleviation in Sanhe Village, in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, in February 2018. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the lives of impoverished villagers and the work on targeted poverty alleviation in Sanhe Village, in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, in February 2018. Photo: Xinhua
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John F. Copper

John F. Copper

John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Professor (emeritus) of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of more than 30 books on China, Taiwan and US China/Taiwan policy