CCTV News: On June 28, the press center of the event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China held a press conference.
Han Wenxiu, deputy director of the Central Finance Office in charge of daily work, introduced that under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the lives of the Chinese people have undergone earth-shaking changes. At the beginning of New China, the per capita national income was only tens of dollars, the average life expectancy was only 35 years, and the adult literacy rate was only about 20%. That is to say, the vast majority of the population was illiterate at that time, and the infant mortality rate was as high as 200‰. After more than 70 years of hard work since the founding of New China, my country’s per capita national income has exceeded 10,000 U.S. dollars, the average life expectancy has increased to 77.3 years, the average number of years of education for people over 15 years old has reached 9.9 years, and the infant mortality rate has dropped to 5.6‰. Since the reform and opening up, 770 million rural poor people have been lifted out of poverty. China’s poverty reduction population accounted for more than 70% of the world’s population in the same period. The absolute poverty problem that has plagued the Chinese nation for thousands of years has been solved historically. A well-off society has been established in an all-round way. The goal of common prosperity is moving forward steadily.
【Editor in charge: Xu Dan】