|South China Morning Post
|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.
|A village that changed the rural economic model of China.
|November 16, 2018