Source: People's Daily Online
By developing tourism, Hetu Ala village, northeast China's Liaoning province, has lifted local villagers out of poverty.
A corner of Hetu Ala village. (People's Daily Online/Tong Zongli)
Previously, residents in Hetu Ala village, Yongling town under Man autonomous county of Xinbin, Liaoning province, mainly earned a living by working on the farmland. Many of them earned an annual income of less than 10,000 yuan (about $1,461), and the village was also blighted by poor infrastructure and backward living environment.
"When I first came to the village in 2015, I found the young people had left their hometown to earn more money, and the village was over 4 million yuan in debt," said Luo Tiancheng, Party chief of Hetu Ala village.