National Poverty Alleviation Video and Telephone Conference was held in the Great Hall of People on October 17th, 2014 when the first “Poverty Alleviation Day”was launched in China. President Xi Jinping made significant comments on poverty alleviation project, stressing that October 17th will be set as China's “Poverty Alleviation Day”, during which advanced poverty alleviation Group and individual will be honored and further social poverty alleviation work will be arranged.
This is of great significance in carrying forward traditional Chinese nation virtues of helping the poor, cultivating and practicing socialist core values, mobilizing joint efforts from the general public to fight poverty, thus achieving better results during the tough battle against poverty. Premier Li Keqiang also gave instructions concerning how to further realize poverty relief and development.
In addition, vice Premier Wang Yang made arrangement to implement the instructions made by President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. During the meeting, 259 “Poverty Alleviation Group”awards and 260 “National Advanced Individual for Poverty Alleviation”awards are honored and praised by State Council Leading Group of Poverty Alleviation and Development.
Lu Zhiqiang, a private entrepreneur developed during China's reform and opening up, representatives of non-public sectors of economy, Party Secretary and chairman of China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd., was honored as “National Advanced Individual for Poverty Alleviation”and awarded certificate of honor together with other representatives during the meeting.
Directed by Party Central Committee and State Council, poverty alleviation with Chinese characteristics witnessed remarkable results and a lot of moving and noble advanced groups and individuals with distinct features of the time. These groups and individuals, holding great passion for their motherland and the spirit of dedication, demonstrated China's spirituality of mutual support, poverty relief and unyielding self-improvement with their practical action.
Chairman Lu Zhiqiang, a member of the standing committee of CPPCC and vice director of China Non-governmental Chamber of Commerce, has long been advocating the corporate belief of “Three Integrations” (integration of social objective, corporate subjective and individual objective, integration of social responsibility, corporate responsibility and individual responsibility, integration of social interests, corporate interests and individual interests) and corporate values of “from the society, for the society” , undertaking corporate social responsibility and participating in public welfare causes while developing China Oceanwide.
For years, China Oceanwide Holdings Group led by chairman Lu Zhiqiang lays emphasis on poverty relief, disaster fighting, revolution bases subsidy as well as western poverty-stricken areas development, donating more than 1.9 billion Yuan to poor areas in a dozen of middle and western provinces for 143 public welfare programs with millions of population benefited.
From 2010 to now, China Oceanwide has donated a total of 50 million Yuan for “Oceanwide Sailing – College Student Start-up Sponsoring Program”, supporting 366 poor rural college graduates in initiating their careers and creating job opportunities for more than 4,100 poor graduates. Its remarkable achievement was highly praised and appreciated by Liu Yandong, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council.
In October 2012, China Oceanwide and Chairman Lu Zhiqiang jointly invested 2,000 million Yuan to establish Oceanwide Foundation. Managed by United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee and registered in Ministry of Civil Affairs, Oceanwide Foundation is evaluated as 4A Foundation and ranks high in the list of non-public foundations, paving the way for sustaining, systematic and strategic development of China Oceanwide's public welfare programs.
During National Poverty Alleviation Video and Telephone Conference, Chairman Lu Zhiqiang together with other advanced poverty alleviation groups and individuals advocates: on October 17th, we heartily invite you to assist the poor with kindness, to become better off together with poor people, making contributions to build moderately prosperous society with poverty-stricken areas prospering significantly.