Villas replace thatched huts, as tourism drives poverty reduction in Hainan

Ge Anna China Plus Published: 2018-04-12 21:28:10
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Zajin village in Baoting Li Autonomous County was a poverty-stricken county.

Now it has been transformed into a popular tourist destination. 

The "Poverty Reduction + Tourism" development model has helped increase the income of villagers in Hainan. 

The village now receives over 1.5 million visitors each year and average income has risen from 2,000 yuan to over 13,000 a year. 

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