Disappearing Darya Boyi: Fighting poverty means hard choices for Xinjiang

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is relocating some 7,000 families from remote and scattered villages this year. It’s part of the promise to help its remaining 2 million poor residents out of poverty by 2020. Nationwide, the central government has set the same target for 50 million poor farmers in its 13th Five-Year Plan(2016-2020). Relocation is a key measure. In the tenth episode of Xinjiang: Exploring China’s New Frontier, reporter Han Bin visits one of the most remote villages in southern Xinjiang. He learns anti-poverty efforts can mean hard choices for some.

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