Ningxi a trailblazer in pursuit of common prosperity | Updated: 2022-05-19

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A view of Wuyantou village, Ningxi town, Huangyan district, Taizhou. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]

Ningxi town has blazed a new trail in the pursuit of common prosperity in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province with its new campaign titled "Little orange lantern".

The campaign involves the establishment of workshops in villages in cooperation with labor-intensive companies, and this has resulted in the creation of employment opportunities for impoverished communities.

To date, the 19 workshops that have been set up in Ningxi, a town in Taizhou's Huangyan district as part of this campaign have generated a combined output value of more than 89 million yuan ($13.7 million) and created jobs for over 800 people.

For example, a cup lid production line in Linggen village has provided employment for 62 residents and increased their monthly income by more than 3,000 yuan per person. It has also generated an annual collective income of 120,000 yuan for the village.

Besides the campaign, the local government has also been developing its rural tourism sector by renovating villages. The Wuyantou village, for instance, has taken on a new look following a design project helmed by Yang Guiqing, a professor at Tongji University in Shanghai.

In addition, Ningxi has inaugurated a number of vocational training platforms, including the nation's first rural revitalization college for farmers.

Established in 2018, the college currently has a teaching team consisting of 11 university professors who have offered training sessions related to agriculture, geography, laws and regulations to over 1,500 farmers.

A tangerine production base established by Tian Shengke, an associate professor at Zhejiang University, has also become the first digital agricultural facility in Huangyan district.


A cup lid workshop in Linggen village, Ningxi town, Huangyan district, Taizhou. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]