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Education offers promise of escape from poverty | Updated: 2020-11-30 06:30
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Wei Shunshui's family has lived in a mountainous area in Guizhou for generations. The harsh geographical and climatic conditions mired the local residents in poverty. His parents went out of the mountains to work in cities after he was born, so he lived with his grandparents.

Luckily, the possibility of working in cities after graduating from junior high school opened up to him. But Wei believed that a person should be skilled in at least one field. He didn't want to live his parents' life of doing manual labor for humble income. So he grabbed the straw of education to change his fate.

Did he succeed? Watch this video to find out.

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