China / Ground level

Volunteer groups work to assist county residents

[2016-08-13 07:35]

Zhong Yongjin is president of the volunteer association in his village in Huichang county, Jiangxi province.

Book initiative aims to improve local officials' governing skills

[2016-08-13 07:35]

After visiting Huichang, a county in East China's Jiangxi province, in April, China Daily made another trip in late July to discover more about the efforts the Huichang government has made to not only develop the county's economy, but also improve its governance and cultural atmosphere.

Piano tuner in harmony with his dream job

[2016-07-18 09:40]

Belting out a karaoke song at a KTV hall is a popular way for under-pressure white-collar workers in China to have fun and blow off steam. But Chen Deran makes sure he is never among them.

Businesses help shake off poverty

[2016-07-06 07:29]

Editor's Note: With preferential policies and financial support from the central government, some business-savvy residents in Huichang have started their own businesses to help not only themselves but also their fellow Huichang people alleviate poverty. Below we interview three of these entrepreneurs.

One woman's quest for the perfect rice noodle

[2016-07-06 07:29]

Guo Yonghong receives guests in a pearl-white hall lined with glass showcases, exhibiting one of Huichang county's most famed food products - rice noodles, or mifen, a popular staple in South China and Southeast Asia. Guo, the general manager of Jiangxi Wufeng Food Co, has worked in the industry for more than 27 years.

Growing tea helps indebted widow cope with her loss

[2016-06-30 08:09]

Out of Cheng Shilian's loss, came tea. The 76-year-old has experienced the deaths of several family members, but keeping her hands in the soil of East China's Anhui province has helped her to cope.

China tackles poverty by resettling rural villagers

[2016-06-30 08:09]

Chen Zeping and his wife have lived for decades in a rundown, brick-and-clay house in an impoverished village in mountainous Jinzhai county, eking out a living with odd jobs.

Farmers to harvest technical knowledge in college

[2016-06-30 08:08]

Twenty farmers from Fuping county, Shaanxi province, will enter a technical college in September for three years of agricultural training to improve their production.

Workshop series aims to boost public servants' competence

[2016-06-29 08:37]

A series of training workshops for government officials has been initiated in Huichang county, Jiangxi province, by its top official, Cai Xiaowei.

Top official sets county on right path

[2016-06-29 08:37]

Huichang is the first place in China to pilot the ISO9001 anti-corruption system

Migrant buys house in city he helped build

[2016-06-22 08:08]

Migrant construction workers help build all the skyscrapers in China's big cities, but they typically cannot afford to buy an apartment in any of them.

For archaeologist, bones speak

[2015-09-01 07:45]

As the youngest staff member at the Forced Laborers Memorial Hall in Northeast China's Jilin province, Pan Sijie is a keeper of the remains.

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