How China's poverty reduction project helps residents in Myanmar

Ma Lwin lives in the village of Min Pyin, 80 kilometers from Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw. The only thing linking the village's 1,000 families with the outside world is a narrow railway built in the 1940s. Inconvenient transport has been the cause of poverty in the village. China has been participating in Myanmar's anti-poverty efforts. A project called East Asia Poverty Reduction Cooperation was launched in 2016, which aims at helping local villagers to pursue a life of self-independence.