On May 7th 2019， Yan'an announced to the world it had alleviated poverty. This achievement marked the culmination of the project whereby Yan'an upheld poverty alleviation as the economic and social development goal of the city and implemented General Secretary Xi's giving full play to two obvious advantages and cracking down on one prominent problem. Yan'an has a population of 2. 26 million with a GDP of 155. 891 billion yuan， and an average per capita income of 22， 357 yuan. Yan'an has orchestrated a historical turn around from merely being able to feed and clothe its citizens to eliminating absolute poverty， and it now embraces prosperity.