years of struggle and effort, China has finally fulfilled its mission
to eliminate absolute poverty. China Daily's foreign reporter Matt
Bossons traveled across the country to discover the stories behind
people's efforts to overcome poverty.
this video, Matt travels to Liuzhou city of South China's Guangxi
Zhuang autonomous region to see how river snails have helped local
people thrive. He also learns how to harvest river snails, which is
both fun and fascinating. Check out the video to learn more.
investing how luo si fen became a popular online poverty alleviation
product. To learn more, I came to Liuzhou River Snail Rice Noodle
E-commerce Industrial Park to learn about the history of luo si fen.
Huan, a staff member of the park, showed me the data highlighting the
successes of selling luo si fen through the Internet. She told me
that this local food product has become an essential tool in the
battle to eliminate poverty.
was the first year of river snail rice noodle development. Since
then, we have established many key e-commerce platforms through
Taobao and JD."
recommended that I visit a luo si breeding base. Local people told me
that the transportation here is not very convenient, but the
environment is perfect for breeding luo si, thanks to the surrounding
mountains and mountain springs.
I met a young man named A Yong, who is in charge of the luo si
breeding base. Yong told me that he has more than 300 mu of luo si
breeding ponds and that each mu of land can be used to breed more
than 500 kilograms of luo si. The quality of the luo si produced here
is very high and each half kilogram of luo si costs about four yuan.
of our underground rivers are springs, which are very suitable for
breeding river snails. In 2017, I started contracting land. I worked
with the government to plan the village in 2019."
low-income families and farmers work together with our company to
breed river snails. The breeding of river snails is going well now.
Let me show you around here."
to the Internet, luo si fen have gone from a relatively unknown
delicacy to a multi-billion yuan industry. As a luo si producer,
Yong's business is getting better every year.
said that the government and the breeding base provide poor families
with luo si every year and allow them to raise the luo si for free at
the base. The incomes these people earn from producing luo si and
their salary from the base have helped them to climb out of poverty.
introduced me to an aunt who works at the base so that she could
teach me how to harvest luo si. She told me that her family was
previously impoverished, but that they were able to successfully
escape poverty thanks to the help of the government and the breeding
get rid of poverty in 2019 with the government's help. My dilapidated
house has been renovated and now I also breed river snails. Life is
much better than before. I will also work hard to produce these river
snails so that our life will be better in the future."
working alongside the villagers, I'm impressed by their strong work
ethic and cheerful spirits, both of which give me hope that their
local community will have a bright future.
Thanks to the advent of e-commerce platforms, local people have been able to develop the luo si fen industry and benefit from its growth. Farmerswho live deep in the mountains are able to connect with the world and sell their products using the Internet as a path to prosperity.