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China, equivalent in size to almost one third of the African continent, is home to a variety of beautiful villages.
With a long history of poverty, rural villages in China are going through an evolution.
South Africans Thembi, a student, and Kwena, an English teacher, travelled across China to meet and speak with poverty fighters, to see what poverty alleviation strategies they can learn and share with their communities back home.
Follow their adventure in the video series, China Experience: Into the Countryside
In this episode Thembi, a tea enthusiast, is spending her summer holiday not in the capital but in a mysterious place in central China.
* This article was published in partnership with People’s Daily Online SA.