China’s Number One Beggar Village

ChinaHush has translated an article from China Youth Daily about China’s infamous “beggar village” and includes photos from Netease which show propaganda slogans throughout the village urging residents to live with dignity:

Xiaozhai Village in Min County, Gansu Province is well-known throughout the country because media call it “China’s number one beggar village”. According to the numerous media coverage over the years, most of the farmers in this village are like migratory birds, migrating and begging through the developed coastal cities like Jinan, Qingdao, Shenyang, Nanjing etc. “going north in the summer and south in the winter”. Today this village strives to change its embarrassing image; among the 12 communities in Xiaozhai village, only two of them are still living with the old ways. However the bad reputation does not just go away in one day. Xiaozhai village has a long way to go to in order to clear its bad name. Recently China Youth Daily reporter visited the village to see how much it has changed; and whether this infamous village still carries on its humiliating tradition.

images December 26, 2009, on the entrance of the village, a slogan printed on the wall “Stand up and live with dignity!”

images2 “Stop kneeling! stand up!”


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