PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2020, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (6): 892-901.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2020.06.001

• Special Issue | Poverty Reduction and Development Theory • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Sustainable poverty reduction of China in a view of development geography

LIU Xiaopeng1,2,3, CHENG Jing2, ZHAO Xiaoyong2,3, MIAO Hong2,3, WEI Jingyi2, ZENG Duan2, MA Cunxia2   

  1. 1. Division of Public Teaching,Zhongwei campus, Ningxia University, Zhongwei 755000, Ningxia, China
    2. School of Resources and Environment, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China
    3. Ningxia Research Center of Rural Revitalization Strategy, Yinchuan 750021, China.
  • Received:2019-12-31 Revised:2020-02-24 Online:2020-06-28 Published:2020-08-28
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41761025);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41761024);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41461039);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41261021)


After the turn of China's poverty reduction in 2020, relative poverty will run through the whole process of modernization, and sustainable development and poverty reduction are facing great challenges. Based on the study of poverty geography in China, this article expounds the connotation, scale analysis model, objects, evaluation and monitoring, path design, and development intervention of sustainable poverty reduction from the perspective of development geography. The main conclusions are as follows: 1) Sustainable poverty reduction refers to the ideological and practical paradigm of continuously reducing poverty and narrowing the development gap on the basis of establishing the development potential and motivation of households and local development. 2) The process of scale transformation reflects the spatial scale deconstruction and reconstruction of poverty reduction factors and decision-making implementation. 3) The objects of sustainable poverty reduction include absolute poverty families, relative poverty families, relative poverty villages, relative poverty townships (towns), and relative poverty counties. 4) The effect of sustainable poverty reduction and regional convergence can be analyzed using the five dimensional geographic capital indices and Euclidean spatial distance. 5) Sustainable poverty reduction requires the spatial integration of localization, regionalization, and globalization to promote the transition from traditional growth to high-quality development. 6) The development intervention of sustainable poverty reduction should highlight the local-dominant integration of endogenous and exogenous forces.

Key words: poverty geography, sustainable poverty reduction, scale analysis, development intervention, development geography, China