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China Promotes Its Poverty Alleviation Policies to African Diplomats

China’s successful track record in eliminating extreme poverty over the past several decades is emerging as a potent soft power diplomacy initiative in its relations with African countries.

China now regularly touts its poverty eradication efforts in its official propaganda as an example for African countries to emulate. Now, more and more, African diplomats in China are getting first-hand exposure to the issue through guided tours of once impoverished rural regions.

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