How Xi Jinping transformed one of China's poorest villages
Home to over 700 ethnic Yi people, the remote Huopu Village in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwestern China's Sichuan Province used to be one of the poorest places in the country. Villagers traditionally spent extravagantly on weddings and funerals, driving themselves deeper into poverty. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the village in February, 2018. He urged the local officials to change their old ways of thinking and follow good practices. Now the villagers have adopted new rules and opened up new businesses. Their per capita income has almost doubled in three years.