PHOTOS Living standards of poverty-stricken residents improved in Songtao, Guizhou

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Living standards of poverty-stricken residents improved in Songtao, Guizhou

Xinhua

08:48, June 25, 2020

Combination photo shows students returning from school to Bumei Village on a mountain path in Panshi Township (top, file photo taken on Sept. 24, 2010); and relocated children queuing up to take a school bus at the No. 6 Primary School (bottom, photo taken on June 17, 2020) in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Photo

A relocated rural resident picks vegetables in a reserved cultivation land next to the Yucai resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 17, 2020. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

Peng Hongying, a relocated rural resident, is pictured at work in a poverty-relief factory of the Tuanshan resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 20, 2020. In June 2019, Peng had moved to the Tuanshan resettlement site with her husband, who now works away from home. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

Aerial photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows the Tuanshan resettlement site for relocated rural residents in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Photo by Wu Weidong/Xinhua)

A relocated rural resident works in a textile factory in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 17, 2020. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

Aerial photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows the Tuanshan resettlement site for relocated rural residents in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

Aerial photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows the Tuanshan resettlement site for relocated rural residents in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

Ran Xiaorong (R), a relocated rural resident, twirls a hula hoop while her husband Lyu Bo takes photos of her at their new residence at the Yucai resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 18, 2020. The couple moved to the Yucai resettlement site in June 2019, and now work at a local textile company. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools.

He Shuiju (L), a relocated rural resident, and her father view a contrastive photo of their family's old house in the mountains and new residence at the Yucai resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 18, 2020. He Shuiju and her family moved out of the mountains in June 2019. She now works at a local clothing factory and her family runs a community store at the Yucai resettlement site. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work aw

A relocated rural resident works in a textile factory in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 17, 2020. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

Combination photo shows a former mountain settlement of Huolian Village (top, file photo taken by Long Yuanbin on Oct. 29, 2019); and the Yucai resettlement site for relocated rural residents (bottom, drone photo taken by Yang Ying on June 17, 2020) in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua)

Combination photo shows Long Jinmei (2nd L), an impoverished resident of Dangzao Village, working in a farm field in Panshi Township (top, file photo taken by Long Yuanbin on May 16, 2016); and relocated rural residents learning Miao-style embroidery (bottom, photo taken by Yang Ying on June 17, 2020) in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolle

Relocated rural resident Ran Xiaorong (2nd L) and her husband Lyu Bo (1st L) view a contrastive photo of their family's old house in the mountains and new residence at the Yucai resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 18, 2020. The couple moved to the Yucai resettlement site in June 2019, and now work at a local textile company. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have b

A relocated rural resident works in a textile factory in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 17, 2020. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

Relocated rural residents work at a local pharmaceutical company in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 17, 2020. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Photo by Wu Weidong/Xinhua)

Combination photo shows students attending a P.E. class at a rural education site in Renguang Village of Panshi Township (top, file photo taken on Nov. 5, 2013); and students filing out of their classrooms at the No. 6 Primary School (bottom, photo taken on June 17, 2020) in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Photo by

Aerial photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows the Yucai resettlement site for relocated rural residents in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

A relocated rural resident works in a poverty-relief factory set up at the Yucai resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 17, 2020. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Photo by Li Tian/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows relocated rural residents working in reserved cultivation lands next to the Yucai resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from home. Meanwhile, 3,798 relocated children have been enrolled in nearby schools. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

He Shuiju (2nd R), a relocated rural resident, displays a contrastive photo of her family's old house in the mountains and new residence at the Yucai resettlement site in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 18, 2020. He Shuiju and her family moved out of the mountains in June 2019. She now works at a local clothing factory and her family runs a community store at the Yucai resettlement site. Since June 2019, multiple steps have been taken by local authorities in Songtao to improve the living standards of residents who had relocated from the county's poorer mountainous areas. These include offering better public services, career counselling, and more vocational training for the purpose of poverty relief. By May 2020, a total of 26,964 rural residents have resettled in five resettlement sites in Songtao. Among the relocated, 4,082 have been re-employed at top local enterprises and poverty-relief businesses, while some others choose to work away from h

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