Building Communities and Saving the Environment – Yongfeng Feng

Yongfeng Feng, a Beijing-based environmental journalist, reports from the village of Cuochi on the -Tibet plateau. From Chinadialogue:

…The first-time visitor to Cuochi will be struck by its peaceful air and the sense that the village is removed from the stresses of everyday life. The scenery is picturesque, its people are kind and welcoming. However, visit more often and it becomes apparent what huge changes are taking place. Roads have been built, cutting the journey from Golmud to Cuochi from three or four days to a half-day. The villagers now ride motorbikes instead of horses. Some own digital cameras and similar electrical devices, which they recharge at a new, solar-powered electricity point….[Full Text]

[Image from Chinadialogue]

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