(China-147) A clift village in a remote area in China…on the way to erase poverty! How? Read the report!

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Chen Jie, a journalist for 18 years, is the chief correspondent of Beijing News. He is a four-time winner of the China News Award and won third prize in World Press Photo Award as well as other honors.

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SPECIAL NOTE: What an incredible story of courage and determination of ordinary villagers having to climb a very steep mountain, especially for little children who want desperately to have an education. Finally they replaced the bamboo ladders with one of Steel,,,this is one example of how the Chinese government is determined to improve the lives of people who live in some remote mountain areas in China…to erase poverty so children can have a good education, the villagers can continue to make a living, now attracting many tourists from all over China and the world to come to witness this small miracle in a difficult to reach area in China. Yes, there is a will, there is a way! And this remote village is proving to prove it! Steve, USA, September 22, 2018 Blog https://getting2knowyou-china.com   stephenehling@hotmail.com    WeChat 1962816801 

 

 

Photographer records the village on the cliff
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-07-23

Atuleer village in Zhaojue county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture of Southwest China’s Sichuan province is a genuine “cliff village”, 800 meters above the ground. The altitude of the village is more than 1,400 meters and 72 families live here.
Until last year, the only way to the outside world from the village was to climb down 17 rattan ladders, among which were two linked vertical rattan ladders 100 meters long. The precipices without rattan ladders were the most dangerous. According to locals, about eight people have died on the “road” – some were villagers and some were visitors, while there were more people who fell and were injured.
Among those who climbed the high rattan ladders almost every day were 15 village children who attend the primary school on the lower mountain.
Chen Jie, a photographer and a journalist, released the report, A Village on a Cliff on May 24, 2016, which revealed the precarious situation. This aroused concern from the central government and the local government, and a steel ladder was promised to solve the village’s safety problem.
The steel ladder was completed in November 2016, and 19 similar cliff villages in Liangshan Yi were surveyed. More than 2,900 students from 19 cliff villages were eligible for free boarding at the school.
In June 2017, the cliff village started to see tremendous changes. The newly renovated Le’er primary school was about to be finished; a 300 million yuan ($44 million) tourism industry investment contract was signed and a 4G network was introduced to the village.
The cliff village is a typical example of poverty in Liangshan. In the future, as the tourism industry develops, the local villagers will relocate or stay in the village as travel service personnel, which will lead to completely wiping out poverty there.
Chen Jie, a journalist for 18 years, is the chief correspondent of Beijing News. He is a four-time winner of the China News Award and won third prize in World Press Photo Award as well as other honors.

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