Producer South China Morning Post
Summary In 1978, 18 residents from poverty-stricken Xiaogang village in China risked their lives to secretly sign a contract to divide their communally owned farmland into family plots. This is how the country took its first steps towards a market-driven, instead of a Marxist, economy.  However, mainly relying on traditional agriculture, rural villages are still far away from prosperity and younger generations are going to urban areas to seek better paying work.
Excerpt A village that changed the rural economic model of China.
Publish Date November 16, 2018
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