In numbers: China's miraculous achievements in 100 years

Updated: Jul 2, 2021 Print
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Elderly residents take part in an art class at the day-care center in a citizen service station in Shanghai. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/]

8 China's fruits of economic development benefit all the people in the country

China has built the world's largest social security system in the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). The coverage rate of China's basic medical insurance program remained stable, covering more than 95 percent of the country's population by the end of 2020.

Since the beginning of reform and opening-up, China has lifted 770 million impoverished rural citizens out of poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the world's total while also meeting the goal of ending poverty, as established in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 10 years ahead of schedule.

In 2019, the average life expectancy of the Chinese people has increased to 77.3 years, up from just 35 years when the People's Republic of China was founded.

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