Xi Jinping: when I was working in Ningde, Fujian, I talked about weak birds flying first, that is to say, poor areas and poor people should first have the sense of flying and the action of flying first. There is no internal motivation, only rely on external help, no matter how much help, you are not willing to fly, also can not fundamentally solve the problem.
This speech came from general secretary Xi Jinpings speech at the Forum on poverty alleviation in deep poverty areas in June 23, 2017.
People who are poor and aspire to poverty can not just wait, depend, and want to get rid of poverty. Happiness doesnt come from heaven. A good life needs hard work to create. Therefore, poverty alleviation must first support the will. Through various effective measures, we should constantly stimulate the enthusiasm, initiative and creativity of the poor areas and the masses, and stimulate the endogenous power. For those poor households who have the ability to work and have no ambition to get rid of poverty, we should do a good job in ideological guidance from asking me to get rid of poverty to I want to get rid of poverty, overcome their ideological inertia, make them willing to fly, have the consciousness of flying and fly first.
At the same time, we should attach great importance to the growth of the next generation in poverty-stricken areas, do a good job in education, and train children in poor areas. This is the fundamental policy to block the intergenerational transmission of poverty.