Heine Discusses China’s Poverty Alleviation on The Heat

On April 7, 2021, Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, appeared on CGTN’s The Heat to discuss China’s poverty alleviation and how Beijing hopes to share its accomplishments with the global community.

Heine joined an expert panel during the program which also featured Einar Tangen, a political and economic affairs commentator based in Beijing, Yan Liang, Professor of Economics at Willamette University, and Li Gan, Professor of Economics at Texas A & M University.

In his remarks, Heine discussed to what extend that China’s policies  – which has lifted nearly 100 million people living in rural areas out of extreme poverty – can be implemented in other countries, key among those being the provision of resources, technology, and connectivity to struggling populations. He also speculated on the ripple effect that China’s success will have on the global economy, especially countries in the developing world.

Heine’s full appearance can be viewed below.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile