Progress and poverty in Yunnan

Take a look at this beautiful article on how a small village in northern Yunnan province is slowly being touched by the modern age. Stacks of firewood next to a satellite dish, a TV set not far from the braying donkey, electricity for the very first time (if only for 8 hours a day)….

It’s a remarkable story of how things are getting better in China not only for the city dwellers but also, at least to some extent, for the poor peasants in remote and distant villages, where household incomes average as low as $300 a year.

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