Entrepreneurs in Suning county, Hebei province, have seized opportunities created by e-commerce, a good business environment, and infrastructure that is already excellent but will improve even more due to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei development plan and the creation of the Xiongan New Area.
Du'an Yao Autonomous County is one of four extremely poor counties in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Long blighted by vast mountains, lack of farmland, and limited transportation, lifting Du'an out of poverty has been no easy task.
Digital technology is being increasingly adopted to carry out economic and social activities, and is profoundly transforming production patterns and people's lifestyles. However, it is essential that the adoption of digital technology in developing countries does not widen the rich-poor gap.
The locals of northwest China's Minxian County can talk with some eloquence on the many uses of astragalus roots: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners prescribe them to boost immunity, chefs use them to flavor broth, and villagers living close to the herb farms allegedly never develop age spots.