Wu Caizhong is a 36-year-old man from the Mulao ethnic minority group. His family, together with other Mulao ethnic people, used to live in Xiayantun of Mianhua Village, a village plagued by inadequate development due to karst rocky desertification and poor traffic conditions in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China. In June 2018, Wu's family and other villagers were relocated to a new residential area for Mulao ethnic people in Luocheng of Guangxi.
This residential area, with multiple supporting facilities including shopping mall, school, hospital, market and industrial park, houses a total of 8,931 people from 1,915 households. All of Wu Caizhong's five family members now live in a new residence with a floor area of over 100 square meters.
Wu's son studies in a school nearby, while he and his wife work in an electronic company next to the residential area. "We are grateful for the relocation policy because it makes our life happier," Pang Shuidi, Wu's wife, said.
(Photos by Xinhua News Agency)