Huzhou village donates tea to promote common prosperity

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Jun 21, 2022

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A tea plantation in Huangdu village, Anji county, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu] 

Huangdu, a village in Anji county, East China's Zhejiang province, has managed to escape poverty by growing tea, and the village has been replicating its success elsewhere in the nation, according to Sheng Awei, Party chief of the village.

Sheng made the remarks in an interview as a delegate to the 15th Communist Party of China (CPC) Zhejiang Provincial Congress, which commenced on June 20.

Huangdu village was a poverty-stricken place due to its mountainous landscape. It was not until in the late 1990s that the village shook off poverty through planting tea.

In April 2018, the village decided to donate 15 million "Baiye Yihao" white tea seedlings to other impoverished areas in the country.

Five counties in provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan and Hunan were the recipients of the tea seedlings. The donations have greatly increased local residents' income in these places, according to Sheng.

He added that Huangdu village plans to donate an additional 30 million white tea seedlings and build 10,000-mu (666.7 hectares) standard tea gardens in the following three years to support the nation's east-west poverty relief campaign.

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Sheng Awei, delegate to the 15th Communist Party of China (CPC) Zhejiang Provincial Congress, receives an interview. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]