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Chixi village, Fujian rises from poverty

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-07-17


Chixi village in Ningde city, East China's Fujian province, serves as a model for poverty alleviation. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

People living in Chixi village, a formerly poverty-stricken village in Ningde city, East China's Fujian province, have now emerged from poverty due to a series of policies and other efforts by the local government, according to a local media report on July 10.

Chixi is inhabited by people of the She ethnic group and is located deep in the mountains of eastern Fujian. People living here suffered from extreme poverty 30 years ago, but the village was revitalized through the promotion of industries such as tourism and tea.

The village's per capita net income rose from 166 yuan ($23.7) in 1984 to 22,698 yuan in 2019, and the village's collective income has reached 1.3 million yuan.

In 1994, the local government launched its rural reconstruction and upgrading projects. All of Chixi's 280 households were resettled into larger and more spacious houses. 

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