In-Depth
'Green Great Wall' keeps poverty and sand at bay
Over the past 42 years, over 7.88 million hectares of windbreak trees have been planted, 336,000 square kilometers of desertified land managed, and more than 10 million hectares of grassland protected and restored, according to a report released by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.
Herbs, hotels and home cooking raise rural residents' incomes
The quality of the local environment has helped Shuobei, a township in Datong Hui and Tu autonomous county, Qinghai province, move closer to building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the end of the year.
A county in Yunnan eradicates poverty through community innovation
In carrying out the government's poverty eradication strategy, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched different projects in Malipo County in the province. Some
How a Uygur woman living in desert becomes
The Luopu County in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, lies next to the Taklimakan Desert, the world's second largest desert. The remote location made transportation difficult and mired the town in poverty.
Yi ethnic group in southwest China joins national drive for progress
Mu'endi is a newly built relocation community in Zhaojue, a county in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province in southwest China. Over 6,000 people who once lived in extreme poverty in deep mountains have been re-billeted here.
Steps to make life easier mirror challenges of building a well-off China
Tibetans mark anniversary, reflect on beneficial changes
This month's celebration of the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region has a special meaning for Nyima Dondrub.
From barrenness to fruitfulness: Huamao village's story of ending poverty
​Huamao, a small village in China’s remote and mountainous Guizhou province, has cast off poverty through developing rural tourism and reviving traditional culture.
From poverty to prosperity: Shibadong's story of targeted poverty relief
Shibadong, the obscure village in the remote mountains of western Hunan province, has set an example for targeted poverty alleviation by building prosperity based on local conditions.
Foreigner shows love for country he adopted
When the planet's most populous country thrives, the rest of the world does, too, and friends from other lands have been willing to help.
Corn on the black soil lifts villagers out of poverty
A Heilongjiang native has helped fellow villagers get rid of poverty through growing maize growth on fertile black soil.
Poverty elimination in China: Achievements, experiences and challenges
"It is fair to say that China's achievement in poverty reduction, like its economic growth, is a miracle too."
Woman shines with sunflower crafts in Inner Mongolia grassland
Wuren Yijirheyen, a 52-year-old shepherd in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, never dreamed her small family workshop in fur and leather handicrafts would grow to a giant business with over 1 million yuan ($143,900) in annual sales and lift hundreds of impoverished women out of poverty.
A moderately prosperous society focuses on both economic development and beyond
New roads build paths to prosperity
In a remote Sichuan province prefecture, villagers have been lifted out of poverty by improvements to transport infrastructure.
40 years of poverty alleviation
Yunnan Province makes headway in poverty alleviation
​Known for cloud-shrouded snow mountains, pristine plateau lakes, lush rainforests and diverse ethnic cultures, Yunnan, a province in the remote southwest of China, has been deemed one of the trendiest tourist destinations in the country.
From Party secretary to online celebrity
Zhang Fei, aged 34, is the first Party secretary for poverty alleviation in Ganjiagou Village, Xiaojin County, Abe Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. In July 2019, his short videos of his family having dinner at their mountain home were posted on social media, and in no time they went viral. The tens of millions of views have since helped Zhang achieve celebrity status, something he accredits to the scenery and appreciation of family life.
Rural tourism has taken the lead in resuming tourist operations
Since resuming business on April 12, Zhu Yanjie's guesthouse has become a popular destination for tourists and is fully booked through the end of August. Located in Zhujiagou Village of Kangxian County in Gansu Province in northwestern China, the guesthouse combining rustic beauty and modern design has become a popular local brand.
China has made remarkable progress in delivering e-government services
Before the introduction of an integrated online-offline one-stop public service system, one had to apply to four government departments to get approval for opening a restaurant in Shanghai. The process took 58 working days and 31 documents needed to be submitted. With the new system, one only needs to hand in 12 documents at one stop and the process takes only 10 working days. The whole process is as simple as shopping online.
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