New infrastructure links rural China to prosperity

Poor transportation infrastructure has hampered development of many parts of rural China. As the country announced it will eradicate poverty by 2020, central and local governments have spent heavily on rural roads and bridges.

Roads lead ethnic people out of poverty

In the past, few villages in Qibainong had roads connecting with the outside world and transportation mainly depended on horses.

Mud to cement, dirt to highway: Rural roads bring prosperity

Cement roads bring more economic benefits for people living in mountain areas. They also bring investment from outside.

Zhejiang village cashing in on tourist boom

With improved infrastructure, tourists began flocking in and were charmed by the scenic rural landscape and unique folklore cultures of the local She ethnic group.