The year 2020 marked the final year of China's campaign to eliminate absolute poverty within its borders. Poverty alleviation officials and members of the public had created a poverty eradication miracle in China. Since 2012, China Energy Investment Corporation has blazed a unique trail of poverty alleviation through measures.
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According to the unified arrangement of the central government for poverty alleviation work, China Energy Investment Corporation undertakes the tasks of helping nine counties (including seven designated poverty alleviation counties and two counties under pairing-up assistance) reduce poverty. Among these nine counties, Nyainrong in Tibet, Gangcha and Qumalai in Qinghai, and Butuo and Puge in Sichuan are located in areas of extreme poverty, while Youyu in Shanxi, Ningcheng in Inner Mongolia, and Mizhi and Wubao in Shaanxi are located in poverty-stricken old revolutionary base areas.
The Party committee of China Energy regards targeted poverty alleviation as one of its key tasks, with remarkable achievements made by the company in leading the poverty alleviation counties out of poverty by strengthening responsibility, reinforcing organizational leadership, increasing investment, selecting and dispatching capable personnel, enhancing supervision and guidance, and innovating methods of assistance. With great assistance from China Energy, Youyu, Gangcha, Nyainrong, Ningcheng, Mizhi, Wubao and Qumalai have been successfully lifted out of poverty during the period from August 2018 to April 2020. In the assessment of poverty alleviation work conducted by the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), China Energy received the highest ranking for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019. It has also been honored among 50 Typical Cases of Targeted Poverty Alleviation by Chinese Enterprises.
In 2019, China Energy actively studied and implemented President Xi Jinping’s discourses on poverty alleviation, formulated its Management Measures on Targeted Poverty Alleviation and Pairing-up Assistance and 2019 Plan for Poverty Alleviation, and coordinated and arranged work on targeted poverty alleviation and pairing-up assistance. Throughout the year, the company earmarked poverty alleviation funds totaling 226 million yuan (US$32 million), a year-on-year increase of 29 percent.
In 2020, China Energy will fully implement the guiding principles of the important speech delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping at a symposium on securing a decisive victory in poverty alleviation and the spirit of the video conference held by the Party committee of the SASAC calling on central enterprises to win the battle against poverty. Efforts will be focused on providing aid to Butuo and Puge counties which have yet to shake off poverty, while continuing to help the seven counties including Youyu consolidate poverty alleviation achievements and increasing pairing-up assistance to poor regions in Xinjiang, with an aim to firmly lift the poor areas out of poverty.
Adhering to the principles of “Delivering China Energy’s Loving Care, Supporting Public Welfare Undertakings and Promoting Social Harmony and Development”, the main business segments of the Foundation cover the fields of poverty alleviation, disaster relief, assistance to Tibet, culture and education, scientific research, environmental protection, cooperation and exchange, as well as community building. The Foundation, awarded the titles of 5A-Level Foundation among National Social Organizations and National Advanced Social Organization, has won wide attention and recognition from all walks of life, improving the brand and image of China Energy.
“China Energy Love Action”, initiated by the Foundation, is a public welfare program that provides medical assistance for children aged below 18 who suffer from congenital heart disease and leukemia. The program has won “China Charity Award” and “Best Volunteer Service Project Award”.
In a 2017 “China Energy Love Action” program, doctors and nurses treated and cured a child suffering from congenital heart disease in a hospital in Qinghai Province, in the northwest of China.
An infant with congenital heart receives medical treatment at a hospital in Hebei Province as part of the “China Energy Love Action” program in 2015.
An infant with congenital heart disease in a Qinghai hospital benefited from the “China Energy Love Action” program in 2017.
A child with leukemia at Peking University People’s Hospital in Beijing benefited from the 2016 “China Energy Love Action” program.
Over the past seven years, the program has collaborated with more than 80 first-class hospitals in 27 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions to treat 25,919 children who have congenital heart disease and leukemia, including 22,578 children with congenital heart disease and 3,341 with leukemia.
Keeping in mind China Energy’s mission as a centrally-administered state-owned enterprise, the Foundation has adhered to the concept of “giving strategic priority to public welfare” and focused on targeted poverty alleviation. By June, 2018, the accumulated revenue of the Foundation was 2.538 billion yuan (US$ 370 million) and the combined expenditure was 1.710 billion yuan (US$0.25 billion). The Foundation had conducted a total of more than 80 public welfare programs, benefiting tens of millions of people in 2,218 counties of 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.
By June, 2018, the accumulated revenue of the Foundation was 2.538 billion yuan (US$ 370 million) and the combined expenditure was 1.710 billion yuan (US$0.25 billion). The Foundation had conducted a total of more than 80 public welfare programs, benefiting tens of millions of people in 2,218 counties of 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.
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The Foundation will closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, fully implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the decisions made by the group corporation’s Party committee, as well as continuously improve China Energy’s public welfare system so as to win the battle of targeted poverty alleviation and secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.