Taizhou village invited to share experience in pursuing common prosperity

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-08-18

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Shangzhantou village in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province was invited to share its experiences related to the pursuit of common prosperity and sustainability at a Sino-Danish conference on Aug 16.

Located in Ganjiang town, Yuhuan, a county-level city in Taizhou, Shangzhantou is the first Chinese village to be invited to the conference.

Formerly a remote fishing village, Shangzhantou has become a popular tourism site in recent years after several entertainment facilities, including a glass suspension bridge and a Ferris wheel, were built.

Fifty-one percent of the cost of these facilities were funded by the village's collective income, while the rest were raised by local residents.

According to Wu Falin, Party chief of Shangzhantou, 50 percent of the profits from these projects will be given to villagers while the other half will be utilized to construct more tourism facilities.

Official statistics show that the village has generated more than 38 million yuan ($5.85 million) in income over the past three years, bringing 6 million yuan in dividends to local residents.

Earlier this year, Shangzhantou was included in the provincial program to build "future villages". The program will help villages explore ways of leveraging technology to boost development.

Wu expressed hope that they will use the conference as an opportunity to learn Denmark's practices of green and low-carbon development.