Chixi village, Fujian rises from poverty
Chixi village in Ningde city, East China's Fujian province, ramps up efforts to develop a beautiful countryside. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
In 2015, a tourism highway connecting three tourist attractions opened, helping promote the development of tourism and boosting the local economy.
In addition, the government carried out a renovation project aimed at improving the village's living environment. It also explored ways to increase tourism, which has led to a surge in the development of local agriculture.
In 2018, Chixi village was listed as a pilot area for complete rural reform, and was designated as a national forest village last year.
The village is striving to develop unique industries and attract more tourists by taking advantage of its rich natural resources. Statistics show that Chixi received 270,000 visitors and earned more than 21.6 million yuan in tourism-related revenue last year.