“From agricultural transformation to industrial development, from e-commerce to education, China’s poverty alleviation practice has fully demonstrated China’s institutional advantages and the wisdom of the Chinese people, highlighted the governance capabilities of the Chinese government, and set an example for other countries in the world.”
In February this year, the Moroccan mainstream journal “Challenge Weekly” published an article entitled “China’s Poverty Alleviation Practice in the Eyes of a Moroccan Youth”, introducing China’s poverty reduction achievements to the world. The author of the article is Hanane Thamik, a Moroccan girl who is studying for a doctorate in e-commerce at Wuhan University. In China, she prefers to be called by her Chinese name – Hexiaona.
During her study abroad, Hexiaona visited Xing County, Shanxi Province under the organization of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The local e-commerce poverty alleviation measures attracted her attention. “The agricultural products with distinctive local characteristics have been carefully sorted, deeply processed, and creatively packaged, and the price has doubled. Villagers use Internet retailers and live broadcast platforms to sell these agricultural products. While increasing income, it also brings new momentum to rural economic development.” In Hexiaona’s view, the Chinese government has vigorously popularized digital infrastructure and organized e-commerce training. The rapid development of rural e-commerce has become an important tool for farmers to get rid of poverty. During this visit, Hexiaona also put forward her own suggestions from a professional perspective on topics such as how to strengthen the construction of rural information service stations, establish e-commerce stations for poverty alleviation, and further cultivate e-commerce talents.
“Seeing is better than seeing. Studying in China has made me no longer limit my imagination to this country with a vast land, rich resources and a large population. I am proud of witnessing the vigorous development of China, and I am very proud of the fact that my trip was worthwhile and I have gained a lot. “Having lived in China for 8 years, Hexiaona has a deep affection for the land under her feet.
Hexiaona was deeply impressed by an ordinary Wuhan morning. The sky has just appeared a touch of fish belly white, the streets have been bustling with passers-by, sanitation workers are cleaning the streets, taxis are running through the streets, and hot noodles in snack shops have come out of the pot… “I am deeply moved by the hard work of the Chinese people. It is these ordinary workers who have created China’s development miracle.” She believes that China’s amazing development achievements in the past few decades are neither easy nor coincidental. “The leadership of the Communist Party of China has ensured the implementation and continuity of various policies, created a stable development environment, and safeguarded the country’s long-term peace and stability.”
During the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Hexiaona chose to stay behind to fight the epidemic with the Chinese people. She donated the 5,000 yuan she had accumulated and told the world the story of China’s fight against the epidemic with her personal experience. “Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people are united to fight the epidemic. This experience of fighting the epidemic with the Chinese people is an unforgettable memory in my life.” Hexiaona said emotionally.
Youth is the future of China-Africa friendship. He Xiaona is a member of the Africa-China Leadership Association, which regularly hosts webinars on topics such as China-Africa technology and business to build a platform for youth exchanges. Hexiaona writes weekly articles on Africa-China cooperation for the association. “I sincerely hope that young people in African countries will fully learn from China’s development experience and become the main force in Africa’s poverty reduction in the future, promote Africa’s economic and social development, and continue the friendship between African and Chinese people from generation to generation.” Hexiaona said.