Last Week Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao visited rural Dingxi in Guansu and
meals with villagers during his time attending an international
forum on how to bring forward China's backward west.
Dingxi in Gansu Province is, arguably, THE
poorest rural township in China. Although in recent years
labours working in other parts of China have brought
considerable wealth back home, still quite a sizable number
of rural families there have an annual income less than 1,200
yuans per person.
western China includes the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia,
Qinghai, Xizang (Tibet) and Xinjiang, and are historically
the most backward region in China with thousands miles
of barren land due to the lack of rains.
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