WATCH: How a Chinese county is thriving despite its harsh environment and fragile ecosystem
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, Kwena and her guide Yingxin go to a county with deep poverty and a fragile ecosystem. They have come to see how the local people are redefining these disadvantages in order to improve their living situation.