There are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people’s eyes－so goes a saying. Meaning, the source material or the template may be one, but each person could interpret it his or her own way.
Similarly, a policy, plan or strategy could be implemented in several customized or imaginative ways in each location. That’s what I learned during a recent seven-day tour of villages.
The nation’s rural revitalization strategy is paying off handsome dividends in a variety of ways cross China.
Just over six months back, China shifted its poverty alleviation campaign into the rural revitalization framework. The larger goal is to bring about a boom in local industrial development, make rural environment habitable, and guide rural lives toward more prosperity.
In Qingyuan in southeastern Guangdong province, I saw some hitherto abandoned old houses revamped into high-end resorts. These now boost rural tourism and leisure agriculture.
In Macheng, Hubei province, the villages…