Journey of Compassion: Diplomatic Aid Unveiled in Jinping County, Yunnan, Through the Eyes of International Journalists
By Ali Ramay
December 2, 2023 09:24 PM
In a remarkable demonstration of diplomatic commitment, the Foreign Ministry of China, under the leadership of Foreign Minister Wang Yi, has actively engaged in targeted aid programs since 1992 to alleviate poverty in Jinping County, Yunnan Province. This profound initiative embodies the spirit of "following the grand path and serving the public good" in diplomatic aid.
The last visit of journalists to Yunnan Province was truly remarkable, with representatives from 20 countries accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the China International Press Communication Center. This visit showcased a unique collaboration and shared commitment to understanding and highlighting the impactful initiatives taking place in Jinping County.
The "Pathway of Aid" initiative, driven by a boundless love without borders, successfully raised over 280 million yuan for Jinping through international appeals. The funds were utilized in implementing 987 sub-projects across education, health, and industry, significantly impacting the lives of the local population. Notably, the "Boundless Love" international charity sale, initiated by the Foreign Minister, raised over 22.52 million yuan for crucial projects, including school buildings, sports fields, village clinics, and water facilities.
Crafting pillars of industry support, the "Road to Riches" was laid out by innovating the development support model. The creation of the "Diplomatic Poverty Alleviation Industry Support Fund" with a substantial investment of 16.5838 million yuan supported 16 cooperatives, benefiting over 10,000 residents. Sales channels were enhanced through creative methods, including train-based advertisements and utilizing technology platforms, boosting local agricultural product brand influence.
Strategic alliances and partnerships played a crucial role in charting the "Course for Success." Facilitated by the Foreign Ministry, Jinping transformed into Yunnan's first "Longevity Town," exploring longevity industry development. The State Council's decision to upgrade the Jingshui River Port from a bilateral to an international port further advanced opening-up efforts, enhancing economic prospects.
Fostering rural rejuvenation with intellect, a "Path of Wisdom" was carved out by the Foreign Ministry. Twenty representatives were sent to serve as county party secretaries and deputy county mayors, contributing to development and implementation. Investments in training programs and exchange initiatives benefited thousands, reinforcing rural revitalization.
The People's Hospital of Jinping County, a cornerstone of healthcare support, received considerable attention. Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the hospital's comprehensive services have been pivotal in addressing the health needs of the county, further enhanced by the establishment of the Physical Examination Department.
In a gesture of gratitude, Jinping County expresses heartfelt thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their continuous support, including the international charity sale that contributed to the establishment of the Physical Examination Department. The hospital, now a physical examination center, stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts in enhancing healthcare services for the local community.
In conclusion, the diplomatic aid initiatives led by the Foreign Ministry have not only uplifted Jinping County but also served as a model for targeted and impactful assistance in poverty alleviation. The commitment to serving the public good has created a lasting impact on the lives of the residents in Jinping, Yunnan Province.
Finally, heartfelt thanks are extended to the Yunnan Province Foreign Affairs Team for their warm welcome, exceptional accommodation, delicious food, and invaluable support throughout our visit. Their hospitality has contributed significantly to the success and meaningful experiences of our journey.