China relocates villagers living in 800m-high cliffs in anti-poverty drive
They used to call an 800m-high cliff home, but dozens of villagers in China's Sichuan province have now been relocated to an urban housing estate.
Atulie'er village became famous after photos emerged showing adults and children precariously scaling the cliff using just rattan ladders.
Around 84 households have now been moved into newly built flats as part of a local poverty alleviation campaign.
It's part of a bigger national campaign to end poverty by the end of 2020.
'So happy I got a house'
Older is better
I guess they dont have to worry about diabetes, hypertension, obesity.
During the last 30 years, Capitalism has lifted more people from poverty in China than the whole world combined, that's a huge achievement.
As much as I worry if these people can pay that money, I still want to appreciate the Chinese go nment for providing comfortable and safer living spaces. Good job.
In the passed 7 decades, those villagers have enjoyed more PEACE than average Chinese people.
It would be very difficult to carry an 85 in TV on your back up the cliff, and it is impossible to carry granite countertops, refrigerator, washer, dryer, etc....
China’s number one priority has been eradication of poverty and all eyes are on the number of people moved out of poverty. By contrast, The US go nment is obsessed with Forbes’ list of billionaires, at the same time the middle and lower middle class is consistently left further and further behind!
800 meter is about half mile high.
It was really tough before the ladder was installed!
China is moving well ahead of the US in world dominance and economics.
China can do it because China has not engaged any wars about 40 year.
cup of tea
Many online donations already flooding in to help them. They will start new life in a better way.
No matter what China does to her own people, the west media are always cherry pick on the bad side of it, instead of encouragement. Just look how many poor people in Africa, and India. Has any gov't tried to improve their lives?
Why didn't install elevator for them if they like to live there it was more economic then relocate
Good exercise! Keep your focus and don't look down
Well done, China.
thats the kind of place you want to be during this virus time.
God Bless China
Meanwhile US spent billions on yet another air raft carrier