A modern community emerges from the past

By Li Yingqing and Wang Jing in Dulongjiang, Yunnan, and Chen Meiling | China Daily | Updated: 2023-03-07 08:28
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A view of Xiongdang village, Dulongjiang township, Gongshan county of Yunnan province, pictured on Oct 21, 2012; an aerial view of the whole village on Feb 6.[Photo by Wang Jing/China Daily]

Everybody has a mobile phone except for some of the elderly and children. E-commerce, express delivery and livestreaming are no longer something unusual. Students enjoy free education from kindergarten to senior middle school. With a permanent population of 5,000, the residents have 1,036 automobiles.

The photos taken in 2012 and this year aim to show how life has changed through the country's poverty alleviation and rural vitalization programs.

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