Children in the photos witness changes in China mountain village

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-06-05 10:11
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This combo photo shows Lan Qiuyan, who has just graduated from a college, posing for a photo when she comes back home for the Spring Festival on Jan 21, 2023 (above) and 11-year-old Lan Qiuyan in a yellow top walking home on a mountain road from school on July 4, 2012 (below) in Nongyong village of Dahua Yao autonomous county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo/Xinhua]

In the photo, Meng's brother Meng Xuanren, 11 at the time, was carrying a bedsheet made of bamboo fiber.

The two boys had different dreams. Meng Xuantai was eager to grow up, earn his living "somewhere outside the mountains" and support their parents, whereas his brother dreamed of going to university and "changing his fate with knowledge."

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