How-to China: Villagers weave better lives

By Zhang Yu in Shijiazhuang | | Updated: 2022-04-25 06:40
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A resident of Dongzhangpu in the Feixiang district of Handan, Hebei province, works to produce woven cane chairs. The industry took root in 2011. Many of the workers had been farmers. The chairs have provided better income. [Photo by Xing Yabing/For]

Residents of a small town in Hebei province are living better lives thanks to the development of a cane chair weaving industry.

In Dongzhangpu town in the Feixiang district of Handan, more than 20,000 villagers are busily engaged in weaving cane chairs. The income makes their lives easier.

The weaving began to supplement farming in 2011. The annual output value of their products reached 240 million yuan ($37.6 million) last year. Each worker makes about 3,000 yuan per month from the chairs.

In the following interview highlights, Bai Xiao, Party chief of the town, shares his knowledge about the development of the industry.

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