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What do you think of China's efforts to end poverty? | Updated: 2017-10-14 10:13

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Tourism can bring jobs and business to rural areas without huge investments from the governments. Tourists from around the world would love to visit China’s country sides as “side trips” after they visit the traditional, big Chinese cities and tourist sites. In G7 tourism, half-day or day-trip excursions (side-trips) are very popular and a must-have feature for most tour programs. The tour operators can make extra profits by selling these excursions and offer more sightseeing and cultural experience for the tourists to meet local people. Under the rural tourism development program, government or tour operators must provide initial loans (or grants) to build up the infrastructures and welcome center to kick off new the tourist site. Profit sharing from the welcome center and shops are used to pay down the initial loans for eventual buy-out by the rural community. This way lasting wealth can be created for the rural communities to fund new businesses and services to become part of Modern China.

What do you think of China's efforts to end poverty?

Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2017 shows new houses (L) and old houses (R) in Huawu Village of Yeping township in Ruijin City, east China's Jiangxi Province. Huawu Village, one of poverty-stricken villages in Jiangxi, started renovation and new house building with the help of government in 2013. After 5 years of construction, Huawu villagers moved into new houses early in 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

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