Ethnic county in south China’s Guangxi shakes off poverty

Aerial photo taken on May 21, 2020 shows a view of Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

HUANJIANG, May 23 (Xinhua) — The Maonan ethnic group is one of China’s 28 ethnic groups with a smaller population. About 70 percent of Maonan people, or 64,500, live in Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The poverty headcount ratio in Huanjiang dropped to 1.48 percent by the end of last year. The county was removed from the country’s list of impoverished counties this month. Based on the Maonan people’s poverty alleviation situation across the country, the ethnic group has gotten rid of poverty as a whole.

Aerial photo taken on May 21, 2020 shows a view of Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)
Aerial photo taken on May 21, 2020 shows residential buildings in Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)
Aerial photo taken on May 21, 2020 shows a view of the county seat of Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)
A woman feeds silkworms at Wenhua Village in Si’en Town of Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
Employees work at a poverty alleviation workshop in Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
People pick tomatoes at Tangwan Village in Chuanshan Town of Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)■