"There has never been a better time to be alive. This is largely thanks to China's progress and especially its poverty alleviation efforts, particularly in recent years," said Erik Nilsson, China Daily journalist and Chinese Government Friendship Award laureate, at the recent Vision China event that explored the theme, "the way forward after beating poverty".
"China has been the main driver of global poverty alleviation. This truly embodies the spirit of a community of a shared destiny for mankind. I expect China's development will continue to accelerate to advance virtually every dimension of human well-being, not only within China but also the world."