Paper Review: China’s Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity

China’s Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity

What is it and what is in it for the world?


Review by the board members of the Belt and Road Institute in Sweden (BRIX)

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October, 18, 2021


China is a unique nation with a unique history and political system. While its policies cannot be copied verbatim by any other country, it is important to first know how China’s epic journey from a poverty-stricken nation in the 1960s to the world’s second largest industrial economy was achieved, and secondly what lesson of universal and scientific value can be derived from such a journey. This is simultaneously an important message to all developing nations declaring that moving from poverty and want to prosperity and reasonable abundance is a fully graspable goal. The challenges that have been faced and overcome, in addition to new coming ones are also of great interest. This will increasingly gain importance as China’s cooperation with the 140 nations that have joined the Belt and Road Initiative deepens.

Here we review key aspects of the recently released White Paper issued by China’s State Council Information Office titled “China’s Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity”.

Read the full review from-poverty-to-prosperity-final (11 pages PDF)!