Unique maker of stringed instrument lifts region out of poverty

Lankao County, in the northeast part of central China's Henan province, has been considered one of the poorest regions for decades. But after moves to encourage locals to get back to their traditional musical roots, the area finally emerged from poverty in 2017. The local government currently is working hard to sustain its development of this manufacturing industry.

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Unique maker of string instrument lifts region out of poverty

One of the poorest regions in China has become the first in the area to lift itself out of poverty thanks to the efforts of the local government in developing the traditional local musical instrument-making industry.

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