Cliffside villagers in SW China wave goodbye to hard times

As many as 84 poverty-stricken households from Atulie'er Village in southwest China's Sichuan Province waved goodbye to their cliff-high adobe houses as they moved into their new apartments in Zhaojue County as part of China's poverty alleviation campaign.

Atulie'er Village, known as the "cliffside village," tops the nation's poverty alleviation list.

The new apartments are equipped with necessary furniture, all subsidized by local and provincial governments.

Schools, hospitals and other supporting facilities are being constructed and will be ready for use soon.