From forgotten village to desirable destination

From forgotten village to desirable destination

Yang Jinghao, CGTN Europe, nd

Li Xiaoyun calls the village of Hebian – literally translated as “riverside” – his second home. The professor from China Agricultural University is familiar with almost every inch of the land here, and knows pretty well every single villager, each of whom treats him just like family.

Every day during his stay here, which sits close to the border with Laos, Li likes to tour around the village and chit chatting with locals, from the daily operation of their guestrooms to their children’s schooling, or a family income issue.

Over the past six years, Li and his team has brought a new life to this once isolated place through a creative poverty alleviation “experiment.” With vigor and vitality in the air, the 59-year-old professor is still thinking how the remote village can achieve a better development.

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